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    Thursday, 24 December 2015

    Police arrest 4 LASTMA officials, threaten petty traders in Lagos

     By Emmanuel Udom

    Police officers from Iyana Ipaja division in Lagos, south-west Nigeria, on Monday, December 21, arrested four officials of the Lagos state traffic management authority, LASTMA over allege traffic logjams.

     This came even as the officers threatened to arrest and prosecute some petty traders, who were selling their wares around prohibited areas at the bus-stop.

    Our correspondent gathered that as early as 10 a.m on that fateful day, some police officers, allegedly acting on the order of the divisional police officer of the division stormed the bus-stop and arrested the LASTMA officials for not carrying out their duties of clearing the traffic logjams around the bus-stop areas.

    The officials of the Lagos state traffic management authority, whose names could not be readily ascertained were however released on the intervention their area commander.

    In the same vein, petty traders selling their wares close to banks and restricted areas around the bus-stop were also threatened with arrest and persecution, if they fail to vacate their selling points.

    Joe Offor, Lagos police image maker told our correspondent that nobody is above the law and therefore the police have the right to arrest the LASTMA officials as well as petty traders who fall off line.

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