Lagos Govt Arrests 10 Fake MOT Enforcement Officials

Date: 19-04-2024 10:04 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The Lagos State Government on Friday apprehended 10 fake Ministry of Transportation (MOT) enforcement officials at Cele/Itire axis of the state.

Those apprehended are Ojo Oluwaseun, Rafiu Agbabiaka, Babatunde Ibrahim, Abiodun Olusegun, Daniel Olanrewaju, Aweda Kabiru, Olufowobi Michael, Olamilekan Olasupo, Bunmi James and Iyiola Shola (female).

They were caught carrying out unauthorized enforcement earlier in the day using different fake ID cards.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Olawale Musa while addressing the Press, revealed that the arrest was made in response to complains registered at the Ministry by concerned citizens.

Musa stressed that the suspects are not members of staff of the Ministry, adding that they will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He also disclosed that the tow trucks, Identification cards and other equipment owned by these people had been confiscated by the state government.

He urged members of the public to report illegality promptly to the Ministry of Transportation designated phone lines; 09020004000 and 09020009000.

In his words: These people pose as staff of MOT and extort members of the public. Following this information, we set up a team led by the Governor’s Monitoring Team to apprehend the suspects.

“They are 10 in number, they even have tow trucks, we have seized them, they MOT ID cards. They are not our staff. They will face the full wrath of the law, impersonation is against the law. We always tell the public, we do not condone the activities of these people, they are touts.

“They do not work for government, they do not work for us. When you see such people, call our phone numbers to make us aware of their illegal activities and that is the directive of Mr Governor, we are going to eradicate them one by one. We will take them to court.”

One of those arrested, Bunmi James argued that they were MOT officials, saying “We have a boss, Adebayo Michael, we just came out this morning with our tow truck to work and they just threw us into the Black Maria. We work for MOT Lagos State, I don’t know governor, I don’t know Sola Giwa but I know my boss.”

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