LASTMA Officers Arrested After Extorting N40,000 Bribe From Woman
Some officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) are being investigated for allegedly collecting N40,000 bribe.
The officers were arrested for reportedly demanding money from a lady, who contravened the traffic laws of the state.
A source said the officers demanded N75,000 and even went with the lady to the nearest Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) gallery, where she withdrew some money and later gave them N40,000. It was only after she had given them the money that they allowed her to go.
The source said:
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s attention was drawn to the incident by a relative of the lady, who narrated how the LASTMA officers ferried the woman to the nearest ATM gallery to withdraw N40,000. The officers demanded N75,000 bribe from the lady, but she eventually parted with N40,000.”