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17.04.2021 stories Frustrated Tricycle Rider ‘Strips Naked, Fetches Cutlass’ in Protest Against LASTMA

Published 17th Apr, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

A frustrated commercial rider in Lagos stripped himself naked and brought out a cutlass to stop an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) from impounding his tricycle.

According to an eyewitness who identified as Olori, the incident happened in the Ojodu/Berger area of Lagos on Friday evening, and made everyone, including the LASTMA official, run to safety.

Read Also: LASTMA Official Who Confiscated My Phone Threatened to Jail Me When We Met Again

Olori, who had narrated the story on Twitter, told FIJ that she was in a moving bus when the incident took place.

 “That was how a LASTMA official wanted to seize this man’s keke,” she had written. “The keke driver removed his clothes and brought a cutlass out. He was nekkid! In his full glory. Everybody ran away…including oga LASTMA.”

LASTMA officials have been in the news several times for harassing and extorting road users in the name of ‘traffic law enforcement’.

An FIJ reporter got a dose of their insolence when he had his phone confiscated for attempting to record a day-light abuse of a commercial driver two weeks ago.

Published 17th Apr, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

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