LASTMA reacts to viral video posted to Twitter showing one of its Operational vehicle taking one-way.
Says that the video was recorded in the year 2020 before the #ENDSARS protest around Iyana-Oworo.
LASTMA further explained that the operational vehicle was among its vehicles burnt by #Endsars protesters.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has reacted to a viral video in which one of its operational vehicles was blocked by a private vehicle for driving against traffic on Oworonsoki bridge.
In a statement on Saturday, LASTMA GM, Bolaji Oreagba, explained that the video posted by a Twitter user, @OmoGbajaBiamila, was recorded in the year 2020 before the #ENDSARS protest around Iyana-Oworo.
Oreagba further explained that the operational vehicle was among LASTMA’s operational vehicles that got burnt alongside its office building by #Endsars protesters at Iyana-Oworo, Lagos.
“The attention of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been drawn to a viral video on ‘Twitter’ (@OmoGbajaBiamila) where our Officers who drove against traffic (One-way) with an operational vehicle (RTM 08 LA Zone 25 Bariga) was blocked by a private vehicle on Oworonsoki bridge, Lagos.”
“The Agency hereby states categorically that the incident occurred in year 2020 before the #ENDSARS protest around Iyana-Oworo. All Officers involved have been appropriately sanctioned by the Authority.”
“The patrol van with registration No. RTM 08 LA (Zone 25 Bariga) seen in the viral video was among LASTMA operational vehicles burnt alongside our office building by #Endsars protesters at Iyana-Oworo, Lagos.”
“The Agency, therefore, urges members of the public to disregard the video that was deployed to embarrass our team of hardworking Officers.”
“LASTMA will continue effective monitoring and control of traffic across the State, just as it will not condone indiscipline among any of its personnel.”