Lagos to arrest skit, filmmakers over unauthorised use of LASMA kits
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has declared the use of its uniforms, kits and other accouterments by film and skit makers without authorisation were illegal.
The General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, frowned at the demeaning manner in which movie and skit makers portray the institution in their movies and skits, using their uniform without recourse to the Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, which criminalise such unauthorised use.
Oreagba made this known, yesterday, after seeing a fully kitted actress with LASTMA uniform in a Yoruba film titled ‘Gbogbo Lowo’ and other skit movies on different social media.
According to Oreagba, “film or skit makers should desist from portraying LASTMA officers in their works without applying for, and being duly issued a permit for such portrayals.”
He said that those who violate the order would face the full wrath of the law.
“We implore National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTA) and other affiliated bodies to warn their members as anyone caught using LASTMA uniform without a permit would be prosecuted,” he warned.
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