Fourteen (14) personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) are to face a disciplinary panel for various official infractions, according to the State Government.
LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday by its Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Taofiq Adebayo.
Oreagba said the affected personnel would be made to appear before disciplinary panels over alleged extortion and high-handedness in line with the extant rules and regulations of the state.
The affected personnel, according to him, include 11 senior and three junior LASTMA officers, who were allegedly caught at different locations across the state extorting money (bribes) from motorists.
Oreagba disclosed that these affected officers whose cases had been investigated would be facing a government disciplinary committee known as the Personnel Management Board (PMB) Discipline.
He said that the PMB would adjudicate over their cases in line with the public service rules.
Oreagba said: “These 14 male officers were caught at different locations across the state extorting money (bribes) from motorists.”
“The agency will continue to mete out stiffer and severe punishment on erring officers and men in its effort to rid the agency of few bad elements tarnishing its image.
“I urge residents, especially the motoring public, to support us by promptly reporting any errant officers at the nearest LASTMA offices or use any of the agency’s complaints hotlines (08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928515 & 08129928597) with proof of evidence.”