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Lagos State denies report that Sanwo-Olu bans LASTMA from arresting erring motorists

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The Lagos State government has denied the report making the rounds on social media that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had directed the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA to stop arresting erring motorists.

In the flier that went viral on social media on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu was reported to have said LASTMA officials should allow appropriate authorities handle the arrest of erring motorists and focus more on managing traffic in the state.

The flier read, “…Henceforth, no LASTMA officials should arrest any commercial or private motorist. The duty of LASTMA is to manage traffic and not to arrest anyone.

“I have heard a lot of complaints, and any official that violates the rule of his work will be severely dealt with.

“If at any time LASTMA officials make an attempt to arrest you or forcefully enter your car. Don’t argue with them, just allow them to enter and call these numbers: 08129928600 and 08129928550.”

Howeer, The Punch reports that the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the governor, Jubril Gawat, disowned the report and tagged it ‘fake news’.

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