In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 04th, September, 2020

Drama As LASTMA Officers Are Caught On Digicam Preventing Passengers Over N100 (Images)

Drama As LASTMA Officials Are Caught On Camera Fighting Passengers Over N100 (Photos)

The officers combating

In keeping with PREMIUM TIMES, two officers of the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) have been caught on digital camera combating bus passengers over N100 bribe.

They have been caught on digital camera by a PREMIUM TIMES reporter.

The officers with the badge title E. A. Fagbuyi and N. Oladega have been caught at Toll Gate (7up) bus-stop, alongside Berger highway, within the Lagos metropolis.

Additionally they brutalised a passenger who merely recognized herself as Sandra to our correspondent. She was within the bus stopped by the officers round 12midday, on Thursday.

This reporter was additionally within the car going from Ikeja to Obalende. The 2 officers accused the bus driver of boycotting them since final week, therefore, demanded cash for the supposed ‘offense’.

The conductor of the bus informed our correspondent that they have been searching for N100 bribe.

Mr Fagbuyi took cost of the car and was heading to an unknown location when the passengers protested.

An aged man within the bus requested for his cash to allow him to affix one other bus however Mr Fagbuyi merely stated: “your head is just not appropriate. Do I seem like a conductor? Get down or I drive you to my workplace.”

The argument led to a bodily fight as different passengers made makes an attempt to rescue the aged man from the LASMA official.

Mr Oladega later joined his colleague in participating the passengers in a battle. Through the battle, Mr Oladega assaulted Sandra and in addition broke her cellphone display screen. It took the efforts of passers-by to douse the stress.

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The officers additionally threatened to hurt the girl for demanding that her cellphone be repaired.

Sandra’s broken bag

“I’ve been molested and I can’t take it. I used to be receiving when one of many officers got here to pull my cellphone and threw it on the ground. He broke the display screen already. These guys are thugs and shouldn’t be accommodated in Lagos,” she stated amidst sobs.

This newspaper reached out to LASTMA spokesperson, Olumide Filade, on phone in regards to the ugly incident. He didn’t reply to our correspondent’s calls and textual content messages three hours after the battle.

Officers of the transport company have been caught prior to now participating is fights with bus drivers and conductors. One such incident occurred in March, in Maryland

They (LASTMA officers) have additionally been victims of assaults lately by law enforcement officials, troopers and different residents.

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