Fake LASTMA Officer Sentenced to 24 Months Imprisonment
One Omotutu Bamidele who has been impersonating as a LASTMA officer has been sentenced to twenty four months imprisonment by the Lagos State Special Offences Mobile Court sitting at Bolade, Oshodi.
Bamidele, 55, was parading himself as an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and extorting money from motorists in the state. He was arrested last weekend on Olu Holloway Road, around the Alfred Rewane area of Ikoyi by a LASTMA Monitoring/Surveillance team.
He was arraigned by LASTMA on Monday, March 27, 2023, on a 2-count charge of impersonating as a public officer by claiming to be a staff of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (S.78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015)” and obtaining money by fraudulent trick (Sec. 323 of the Criminal Law, Lagos State) before the court.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, said Magistrate Kehinde Ogundare sentenced Bamidele to a 2-year jail term without any option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against him.
Magistrate Ogundare stressed that the convict should serve the jail term without any option fine due to the gravity of the offences committed.
The Court Prosecutor Barr. Olufemi Adekunle stated that both offences levied against the convict contravened Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015).
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