LASTMA Officer Jailed In Kirikiri & Fired For Taking N1m Bribe From Motorist
May 13, 2014 – LASTMA Officer Jailed In Kirikiri & Dismissed For Collecting N1 Million Bribe From Motorist
A corrupt officer of LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority) identified as Saliu Mutiu has been fired for allegedly collecting one million naira bribe from a motorist.
The 34-year old Mutiu was arraigned before Oshodi Magistrates’ Court on a three-count charge of conspiracy to wit, impersonation and extorting money from motorists.
The Level 4 officer was sacked after the LASTMA management received several reports about Mutiu’s illegal collection of bribes from motorists.
Subsequently, the management of LASTMA tried him and found him guilty and dismissed him from service.
After he was sacked, Mutiu continued extorting money from motorists.
He reportedly met his waterloo when he paraded himself as a LASTMA official and collected a bribe of N1,000 from a motorist, Muritala Hakeem, for committing an undisclosed traffic offence.
The matter was reported to the police attached to Mosafejo, Oshodi, and he was arrested while wearing LASTMA uniform.
He has however pleaded not guilty. He was granted bail in the sum of 100,000 naira with 2 sureties in like sum and was remanded in Kirikiri pending when he will meet his bail terms.
The case has been adjourned till the 16th of July, 2014.