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LASTMA prosecutes 2 suspected impersonators

BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI & ONOZURE DANIA

Lagos —Two  men, Bolaji Adigun, 37 and Hakeem Adebesin, 42, were arraigned yesterday, before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, for alleged imperson- ation as Traffic Inspectors of  Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.

The accused persons  are facing a four count charge of conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and extortion.

They were alleged to have committed the  offence at about 11 a.m. on  November 13, 2012 at Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos.

The prosecutor for LASTMA, Babatunde Sumonu, told a Chief Magistrate  Court presided by Mr. Olufemi Isaac that the defendants fraudulently used forged traffic tickets purportedly issued by traffic Section of LASTMA.

He claimed that the defendants criminally and illegally extorted, demanded and forcefully collected monies from motorists.

According to Sumonu, the offence committed, is contrary to section 411 (1), 78(b), section 364 (1), criminal laws of Lagos.


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