CITIZENS COMPASS —Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Tuesday, August 28, 2023, dismissed as untrue some media reports alledging that its personnel used a towing vehicle to steal a vehicle in Somolu area of the State.
LASTMA spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq said this in a statement.
He said the driver of the towing vehicle was not an official of LASTMA.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA has been drawn to a video circulating on social media alleging the use of LASTMA Towing van to steal a vehicle as early as 6am at Somolu area of Lagos.
” In a statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq disclosed that the said driver of the towing vehicle was not an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA.
” It is important to inform the public particularly motoring public that the driver (Adejumo Fatai) has been apprehended and currently at Pedro Police Station for further investigation.
” Investigations revealed that the arrested towing van driver (Adejumo Fatai) impersonated as one of the LASTMA Towing Van Operators with FAKE identity card and FAKE LASTMA Tow Franchisee’s Sticker.
” The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however implores members of the public to be wary of these unscrupulous elements trying to dent the image of the Agency.”
He urged the public to ditect their complaints, comment and observation to LASTMA via its hot lines.