The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has reacted to the viral video showing their staff counting money allegedly extorted from road users.
In the video, one female LASTMA staff is seen holding the money before handing it over to another female staff to count. The man who shared the video said it was a male staff named Officer Hunpegan that asked them to pay 50,000 Naira before they’ll be released. He then gave the money to his assistants to count before leaving the office (read here).
Reacting to the video, LASTMA said they are carrying out an investigation.
They tweeted: “Our attention has been drawn to the recent video making rounds about extortion from our officers. The Agency has taken note of this even as investigation has commenced. The officers involved will be summoned for subsequent disciplinary action, if found guilty. @jidesanwoolu.
“We urge the public to continue to report any errant officer(s) to the agency via any of the channels provided.@followlasg.”