Video of agents driving ‘one-way’ not recently – LASTMA

The general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Bolaji Oreagba, has said the viral video of agency officers driving against traffic is an old video.

In the viral video that surfaced Friday, a man blocked the agency’s officers from driving against traffic around the state’s Oworonshoki Bridge area.

Commenting on the development, Oreagba said in a statement from agency spokesman Taofik Adebayo on Saturday that the incident occurred in 2020 around Iyana Ipaja before the #EndSARS protest.

He noted that all officers involved in the incident had been sanctioned.

The statement read: “The attention of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been drawn to a viral video on Twitter (@OmoGbajaBiamila) in which our officers driving into traffic (one-way) with an operational vehicle, RTM 08 LA Zone 25 Bariga, were blocked by a private vehicle on Oworonsoki Bridge, Lagos.

“The agency hereby categorically states that the video incident occurred in the year 2020 before the #ENDSARS protest around Iyana-Oworo. All officers involved have been appropriately sanctioned by the authority.

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“The patrol car with number plate RTM 08 LA, Zone 25 Bariga, featured in the viral video, was one of the operational LASTMA vehicles burned next to our office building by #EndSARa protesters in Iyana-Oworo, Lagos.

“The agency therefore urges the public to ignore the video that was used to embarrass our team of hard-working officers.

“LASTMA will continue to effectively monitor and control traffic in the state, just as it will not condone indiscipline among its personnel.”

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Command spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said on Saturday that the officials involved in the video had been subpoenaed.

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