Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has warned officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIOs, to stop forcing themselves into vehicles of suspected traffic offenders.
He gave the warning during an interactive session with officials of LASTMA, Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI and VIO at Government State House, Ikeja.
Recalling his promise to Lagos residents that he would stop harassment of law-abiding citizens, Ambode said Road Marshal must henceforth act within provisions of the law.
He said a situation where motorists are maltreated would no longer be condoned.
“I want LASTMA, KAI, and VIO to help this government deliver on the promises made to the public, and there are two promises: to make life simpler for every resident of Lagos and make each resident happier than before.
“I don’t want officers that will torture my citizens. They may be offenders but don’t torture them. Don’t jump into their cars to enforce arrest. This is where you have to be creative and use technology in the implementation of the law. For now, no harassment”.
Source: Daily Post