Luck ran out of a fake Lastma official today in Anthony when men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Anthony division caught him parading himself as a LASTMA officer at Anthony Oke bus stop.
Sabinews learnt that the police men attached to the NPF Anthony division were as usual on patrol duty when they observed a scene involving a commercial bus popularly known as Danfo in a struggle with four men who appeared to be Lastma officers in mufti. The men had charged the driver with wrongful parking and had ordered the him to park and give them the bus’s key. The driver refused and thus a struggle ensued; this soon caught the attention of the policemen.
However, upon sighting the policemen approaching, the three fake officers took off, fortunately, one was caught and upon interrogation, the police discovered he was a dismissed LASTMA official.
He has since been taken to the Anthony village police post where he would be made to write a statement and would then be transferred to Ikeja Divisional Command for further investigation.
With fake Lastma officers on the prowl, sabinews advices motorists to be vigilant particularly on the heels of the new Lagos traffic law, which proposes the removal of plate number of traffic offenders by Lastma officials.