Fake LASTMA officer bags two-year jail term

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By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

28 March 2023   |   8:17 pm

The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi, has sentenced a fake Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer, Omotutu Bamidele, to a two-year jail term for impersonation and extortion.

Fake LASTMA official

The Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi, has sentenced a fake Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer, Omotutu Bamidele, to a two-year jail term for impersonation and extortion.

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.

Taofiq said that Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare sentenced Bamidele to a two-year jail term without any fine option after he pleaded ‘guilty’ to the 2-count charge levied against him.

Magistrate Ogundare emphasized that the convict should serve the jail term without any option fine due to the gravity of the offences committed such as impersonating and extorting money from motorists’ mainly commercial bus drivers in Lagos.

The convicted fake LASTMA officer was arraigned on two-Count charges of “conduct likely to cause a breach of peace” and “Impersonation” before the court.

“Omotutu Bamidele impersonated as a public officer by representing as staff of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (S.78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015)” and “Did obtain by fraudulent trick (Sec. 323 of the Criminal Law, Lagos State)” before the court.”

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