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Fake LASTMA Officer Convicted

A fake officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), David Oluchkwu has been sentenced to a four-month jail term for impersonating and extorting money from motorists particularly commercial bus drivers in Lagos.

Oluchkwu was jailed by a Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Mobile) Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi on Monday.

The convicted fake officer was arraigned LASTMA on two counts of “conduct likely to cause breach of peace” and “impersonation” before the court.

In a press statement, LASTMA Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq quoted that Magistrate Adesanya Ademola sentenced Oluchkwu to a four-month jail term without any option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the charges levied against him.

The Court Prosecutor, Agbaje Oladotun stated that both offences levied against the convict (Breach of Peace and Impersonation) contravened Section 168 (D) and Section 78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015) respectively.

In his reaction to the judgement, LASTMA General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba said the judgement was a welcome development as it would serve as deterrent to others who are still extorting money from innocent members of public under false pretense.

Oreagba said, “Our Surveillance and Intelligence Unit which has now been fully restructured would continue to hunt for other bad elements disturbing the peace of the society.”


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