The General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olajide Oduyoye has condemned the resurgence of a previously debunked online news alleging that LASTMA officials were banned from arresting motorists who flout the Lagos State Traffic Law.
Oduyoye explained that the false report, which was earlier circulated on social media by an Auto Repair Company in February, 2020, had been refuted by LASTMA.
While advising Lagosians, especially motorists, to be wary of online reports aimed at causing chaos and mischief, Oduyoye wondered why some individuals choose to mislead others to contravene the traffic laws of the State as amended by the State House of Assembly in 2018.
He noted that part of the Agency’s responsibility is to uphold and enforce the traffic laws of the State, maintaining that the officers and men of LASTMA will not hesitate to enforce those laws, whenever violated, in order to transform the State’s transportation system, ensure the free flow of traffic and reduce road accidents.
The General Manager, therefore, advised the motoring public to ignore and disregard all fake news circulated by faceless individuals and designed to lead them into breaking the traffic laws of the State.