Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday alerted that all traffic wrongdoers in the state would henceforth be prosecuted.
Ambode provided the caution after paying a condolence see to the head office of the Lagos State Traffic Authority (LASTMA) over the death of Mr Rotimi Adeyemo.
The guv stated that the federal government would no longer excuse any act of lawlessness by roadway users.
Adeyemo, an officer of LASTMA was on Nov. 28, apparently shot dead by an officer connected to the Federal Unique Anti-Robbery Team (FSARS), at Iyana-Ipaja location of the state.
The LASTMA authorities was stated to have actually flagged the FSARS authorities down over traffic problem and the victim was apparently shot at the same time.
Ambode described that in the last one year, 18 LASTMA officers had actually passed away in the line of task and 24 others crippled.
He stated that henceforth, traffic wrongdoers would be handled strictly.
The guv stated that choice of fine as a penalty may be stepped down henceforth.
Ambode likewise directed the Ministry of Justice to as a matter of seriousness increase the variety of mobile courts in the state to20
” I have actually come here on behalf of the federal government to sympathize with all LASTMA officers.
” As at today, we have actually lost 18 LASTMA officers in the line of task, even if they were performing their civic tasks.
” I have 24 LASTMA officers that are completely crippled in different medical facilities this year alone.
” We have actually not been producing this information, even if our company believe Lagosians will comprehend that these males and females we put on the line of task are safe and have absolutely nothing to safeguard themselves.
” All they have is the traffic laws they tend to safeguard and control,” the guv stated.
According to him, federal government will not continue to fold its arms and enable traffic officers to be in threat.
” Initially, I attract you all that we need to follow traffic laws. Second of all, we can not turn the state into a state of lawlessness.
” So from this minute onwards, all our security companies and likewise all officers worried will discipline any traffic wrongdoer that is apprehended.
” Federal government will decrease and deal directly with any traffic wrongdoer henceforth,” Ambode stated.
The guv provided a guarantee that there would be a much better synergy in between traffic control officers and other police, particularly as the yuletide methods.
” This is a sober minute for us however once again, I require to motivate and additional attract all our other police officers that the state federal government is with them.
” We will do whatever to safeguard your lives and develop a favorable environment for you to work.
” The state federal government can not enable individuals to continue to dedicate offenses for which we require to discipline them for,” he stated.
The guv stated that the household of the killed officer would take advantage of the N 10 million insurance coverage plan established by the state federal government. (NAN).