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11 LASTMA officials indicted for corruption, absenteeism Published By: Paul Dada

By Paul Dada

12 0peratives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday were made to face a Disciplinary Panel for various Offences bothering on corrupt practices and absenteeism in line with the extant rules as guided by the Lagos State Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki Olalekan disclosed that the disciplinary panel which was statutorily constituted with three Permanent Secretaries in attendance adjudicated cases of corrupt practices levied against these 12 officers and forwarded their recommendations to the State Civil Service Commission for ratification in line with the Public Service Rules.

Oki confirmed that the panel recommended various punishments ranging from dismissal, reduction in rank and immediate termination of appointment from the State Public Service.

The Acting General Manager who was equally part of disciplinary panel confirmed that while 11 officers were found guilty of corrupt practices levied against them, one of them was exonerated.

Mr. Bakare Oki who read riot acts to all Comptrollers, Commanders and Zebras of the Agency maintained that stiff and severe punishment would continue to be meted on corrupt officers and men in his efforts to weed the agency of few bad elements tarnishing its image.

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“We hereby call on residents especially motoring public to support the Agency in the on-going restructuring by promptly reporting any errant Officers via any of the Agency’s complaints hotlines (08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928515 & 08129928597) with proof of evidence”

The General Manager hereby warned all officers of the Agency to always carry out their duties without fear or favour in accordance with the stipulated laws guiding the authority as any operative caught in the process of bringing the Agency or the Government into disrepute shall equally face the consequence

While commending LASTMA officials for their dedication, dutifulness, diligence and professionalism,  Oki however, warned the motoring public to stop inducing traffic personnel with bribes in order to avoid been prosecuted as the law frowned on both the giver and the receiver’.

 

 

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