Lagos State Vows To Prosecute Indicted LASTMA Official

Channels Television  
Updated November 15, 2013

Lastma Official collecting bribe.The Lagos State government has vowed to prosecute a traffic official caught on camera soliciting for gratification from a motorist in the State.

In a statement on Friday, by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, the government said it would take appropriate action against the officer.

“The Government expressed regrets that the said officer could embark on such a disgraceful act in spite of the consistent training being given to all government officers and public servants in the State,” the statement read.

It stressed that the government would take measures to bring the officer to justice.

“As we abide strictly by the rule of law, the State government, as done in the past in similar circumstances, will take appropriate action to bring the said officer to justice and will not only pursue the Public Service Procedure but will ensure prosecution”, the statement said.

According to the statement, the junior officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority is yet to be found since the news of his alleged crime broke.