Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Lagos Arraigns Two Fake LASTMA Officials
The office of the Attorney-General of Lagos State on Wednesday arraigned two men, Bolaji Adigun (37) and Hakeem Adebesin (42), before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly parading themselves as officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
Principal State Counsel, Tunde Sunmonu, prosecuting the case on behalf of the AG’s office told the court that Adigun and Adebesin impersonated as LASTMA Traffic Inspectors on Tuesday at the Mile 12 area of the state and extorted money from motorists.
The accused were said to have taken positions at the Mile 12 under bridge on Tuesday and apprehended road users before they were arrested by a LASTMA task force team led by the agency’s General Manager, Mr. Babatunde Edu.
They also allegedly used forged traffic tickets purportedly issued by the Traffic Section of LASTMA to illegally demand and collect money from motorists.