LASTMA arrests Danfo driver with stolen vehicle

LASTMA arrests Danfo driver with stolen vehicle

Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority ( LASTMA) have arrested a commercial bus driver, David Agiri for driving with a stolen vehicle number plate FKJ 875XC at Oshodi area of Lagos.
The driver, while attempting to escape arrest, almost ran over the vehicle of the Agency’s General Manager, Mr. Olawale Musa, as well as the bus of the monitoring team.
Agiri has been on the wanted list of the Agency since 23rd February, 2017 when he dodged arrest for driving against traffic at Iyana Iba on Lagos-Badagry Express Way in contrast to the relevant sections of the Lagos State Traffic Law.
However, in line with the policy of the Agency which forbids officers from pursuing fleeing vehicles, Agiri escaped, but eventually was arrested with the same vehicle on Thursday, 9th March 2017 at Oshodi.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle number plates did not correspond with the vehicle documents as the number plates Agency, but belongs to a Port Harcourt based resident with a different name and type of vehicle.

Commenting on the development, the General Manager of LASTMA said that Agiri was seen driving against traffic with an unpainted commercial bus at Iyana-Iba and that efforts to apprehend him initially proved abortive as he mobilised social miscreants to attack the traffic officials.
Agiri, who has been handed over to the Nigeria Police, Mosafejo Division for further investigation, confessed to flouting the traffic laws and for using wrong vehicle number plate.
The LASTMA boss declared that the era of fragrant disobedience of traffic laws in the state was over and gave assurance that the Agency would not relent in its efforts at ensuring seamless flow of traffic.
Musa warned commercial bus drivers against reckless driving, saying that anyone caught violating traffic law would be dealt with accordingly.
It would be recalled that the Agency has commenced monitoring and patrolling of major roads in a bid to stem the activities of violators of traffic law and maintain the existing orderliness and sanity being enjoyed by commuters in Lagos State.


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