LASTMA to go after filmmakers over unauthorised use of uniform, kits 


CITIZENS COMPASS —The Management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has concluded all necessary arrangements to prosecute any skits or filmmakers caught using the Agency’s uniform or its affiliated colour, kits and accouterments without any authorisation from the Government. 

The General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, frowned at the demeaning manner in which movie and skit makers portray Lastma institution in their movies and skits, using Lastma uniform without recourse to the Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 which criminalize such unauthorized use.

He made this known on Thursday, February 15, 2024, after seeing two actors with fake LASTMA uniforms in a viral video where one of them was being revived through a diabolical means after impounding a white ‘Sienna’ space bus on the road. 

According to him, “film or skit makers who portray themselves as LASTMA officers without applying for, and being duly issued a permit letter for such portrayals, to desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the Law.

He believes that such sanity in movies production, regulation of possession and usage of LASTMA uniform will surely curb proliferation of Lastma kits, uniforms and accoutrements within our society.

“We implore National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTA) and other affiliated bodies to warn their members as anyone caught using LASTMA Uniform without an approved permit would be prosecuted in accordance with ‘Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.


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