7 CONVICTED OVER BRT VIOLATIONS
Special Offences Court at Alausa, Ikeja has convicted seven drivers before Magistrate Olabisi Kushanu to one hour community service in addition to payment of traffic fine for violating the BRT law. The magistrate warned the drivers to desist from plying the corridor or face harder sanction if arrested in the future for same offence.
34 year old Kimi Egbekun driver of Toyota RAV 4 with registration number LSD 318 DJ, Daniel Chimmezie 24,( Toyota Hilux) registration number KTU 780 BR, Sodiq Musa (50yrs) (Toyota Corolla FG 688 A42, Felemi Moses(41) Mitsubishi L200 AKD 132 XD others are Idris Olewale 22 ( KIA Pregio SMK 33XL, Obasi Emeka (42) Toyota Camry LND 186 DB, Bucky Olapade (40) Golf CH225 APP were apprehended on Tuesday, 21st of April, 2014 inside the BRT corridor at Anthony area of Lagos State by LASTMA officials around 9am.
LASTMA SEEKS MOTORISTS CORPORATION
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has advised motorists driving inward Apapa Oshodi to avoid of the service lane and use the main carriage way as a result of the construction work embarked upon by the Ministry of the Environment between Boladale junction and Ewele along the Apapa Oshodi Express way and urged motorists to, as usual, obey traffic rules and regulations as well as the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who are on the road to ensure free flow of traffic.
LASTMA WARNS OWNERS OF EVENT CENTRES OVER ILLEGAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CHARGES
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has observed that owners and management of event centres in the state are in the habit of collecting illegal traffic management fees from unsuspecting users of their event centres on behalf of LASTMA. While condemning this practice, the General Manager of the agency Engr. Babatunde Edu warned that this action is not only illegal, but also a deliberate attempt to drag the revered name of the agency into disrepute. He said further that the agency did not have an agreement with any individual or organization to collect traffic control/ management charges on its behalf from users of event centres or any other place in the state.
LASTMA HONOURS OVER 100 OFFICIALS
In recognition of their transformational leadership role over One Hundred (100) officials the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were honoured with merit awards and gifts on Monday. The event which took place at the conference room of the agency at Oshodi was one of the avenues designed by the agency to build culture of excellence and appreciate monumental achievements recorded by laudable officers during the year.
The event which lived up to its top billing had in attendance the Chairman of the agency, Mr Young Arabamen, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Lawal Pedro, SAN and the General Manager of the agency, Engr. Babatunde Edu . In his address, the Chairman of the agency noted that the officers have distinguished themselves in the performance of their duty in the year 2014. According to him, the awardees were nominated on the ground of diligence, courteous behaviour and dedication to duty.
DRIVER GETS 1 YR FOR DRIVING AGAINST TRAFFIC
Twenty Nine year old Kayode Adebayo was recently sentenced to one year in prison for driving against traffic. The driver who appeared before the presiding Magistrate Jadesola Adeyemi at the Special Offences Court at Alausa, Ikeja, pleaded guilty to the five count charges which include driving against traffic, dangerous driving, breach of public peace and obstructing LASTMA official for carrying out his official duty.