May 26, 2024

Officers Misconduct: LASTMA Dismisses Two, Reduces Four in Rank


THE Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has confirmed the dismissal of two officers and the reduction in the rank of four officers, who were found guilty of misconducts while performing their duties in the state.

The agency’s Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.

He added that the management of LASTMA had affirmed that some officers of the agency who were found culpable of gross misconduct while performing their official duties had faced disciplinary action in line with the extant rules as guided by the Lagos State Civil Service rules and regulations.

The statement read in part, “LASTMA management added that the Personnel Management Board (Disciplinary) which was held to look into all the reported misconduct of the officers, considered the allegation of bribery, corruption and serious act unbecoming of a public officer levelled against them and found some officers culpable of serious misconduct as stated in the public service rule.

“The agency further averred that LASTMA can only get better, if and when members of the public share their experiences which also include positive ones and provide evidence where applicable of perceived misdemeanours.”

It added, “Six officers have faced disciplinary action from September to December 2021, two of the officers had their appointments terminated, while four suffered a reduction in rank along with a reprimand for their various misdemeanours.”

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