The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has said the driver of the towing vehicle in a viral video that was allegedly used to steal vehicle was not an official of the agency.
The attention of the agency was drawn to the video circulating on social media alleging the use of LASTMA Towing van to steal a vehicle as early on Monday at Somolu area of Lagos.
The agency, in a statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq disclosed that the said driver of the towing vehicle was not an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA.
the statement said “It is important to inform the general public particularly motoring public that the driver identified as Adejumo Fatai has been apprehended and currently at Pedro Police Station for further investigation.
“Investigations revealed that the arrested towing van driver (Adejumo Fatai) impersonated as one of the LASTMA Towing Van Operators with FAKE identity card and FAKE LASTMA Tow Franchisee’s Sticker.
“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however implores members of the public to be wary of these unscrupulous elements trying to dent the image of the Agency.
“In case of any complaint, comment and observation you can reach Lastma via hotlines 08100565860, 08129928503, 08129928597”.