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Sanwo-Olu urged to check LASTMA excesses during visit today


The bus driver

A media executive, Oluwasegun Abifarin, yesterday called on the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to curb the excesses of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials in recent times in the wake of the governor’s executive order on traffic management, refuse and road works.

The governor is expected to pay an official visit to the LASTMA office today at Oshodi. Abifarin made the call on his Facebook wall while narrating a scene of LASTMA rascality, which occurred in Abule Egba area of the state. He wrote: “It is just too early for these guys to mess up Sanwo-Olu.

“One Bello K, a LASTMA operative accosted a driver in Abule Egba this evening (yesterday). The ‘offence’ was that the front passenger was fixing the seat belt while the bus was already in motion.

When officer Bello failed in his attempt to forcefully enter the bus, he seized control of the bus from the driver, forcing it to stop in the middle of the road.

“While passengers were screaming at him for putting their lives in danger, Bello’s superior, a middle-aged man in white and red shirt, ordered Bello to go and park the bus in front of a Tantalizer outlet nearby. The driver tried to follow Bello and retrieve the bag of a passenger left in the bus.

“In the process, Bello ran the bus over the driver’s right leg. This attracted a crowd to the scene, but Bello and his crew were unperturbed as they drove the bus towards Agege, leaving the driver writhing in pains.”

A similar incident occurred to a journalist on Tuesday, whose vehicle was forcefully taken from Ajao Estate Canoe area and driven to their Oshodi office for attempting to drive through the Chivita road.

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