A fake LASTMA officer was apprehended during a vehicle tow.
A man simply identified as Adejumo fatai, has been arrested for impersonating an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.
A trending video on the internet alleged that the suspect used LASTMA towing van to steal a vehicle on Monday around 6am at Somolu area of the Lagos state.
Reacting to the viral reports in a statement issued on Tuesday, LASTMA’s Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, stated that the driver of the towing vehicle was not their official.
“It is important to inform the general public that the towing van driver, Adejumo, has been arrested and is currently at Pedro Police Station for further investigation.
“Adejumo impersonated one of the towing van operators with a fake LASTMA identity card and tow franchisee’s sticker.
“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, implored the public to be wary of unscrupulous elements trying to dent the image of the agency.”