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.