Adejumo fatai, a fake official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has been arrested.
In a trending video on the internet the suspect was seen using LASTMA towing van to steal a vehicle on Monday around 6am at Somolu area of the Lagos state.
In his reaction, the LASTMA’s Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, stated that the driver of the towing vehicle was not their official.
“It is important to inform the general public that the towing van driver, Adejumo, has been arrested and is currently at Pedro Police Station for further investigation.
“Adejumo impersonated one of the towing van operators with a fake LASTMA identity card and tow franchisee’s sticker.
“The General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, implored the public to be wary of unscrupulous elements trying to dent the image of the agency.”
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Meanwhile, two persons have been declared missing in Abia by the State’s Police Command.
They are Mr Nicholas Nwuju of 47 Imo lane, Umuahia and Mr Chinwuba Enwereji of Umuekpo.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka said Mr Nicholas Nwuju was last seen on 18th of August this year, disclosing that all efforts made by his relatives to locate him yielded no fruit.
The Police added that Mr Chinwuba Enwereji, who is 28 years, left home on his motorcycle but has not been seen.
The press release appealed to the general public to report the whereabouts of the two missing persons to the nearest police stations or to the office of the Police Public Relations Officer at Bende road, Umuahia.
Two other persons, Mr Chukwuebuka Abel and Miss Chikaodi James were earlier declared missing by the Abia State Police Command.
In the case of Chukwuebuka Abel, he was reported to have left home on 2nd August to an unknown destination but did not return.
He is a resident of Orie Ugba market in Umuahia, 28 years of age and chocolate in complexion.
For Miss Chikaodi James, the police said she is 16 years old, resided at No.57 Aguiyi Ironsi street, Umuahia, but left home on 6th of August 2022 to an unknown destination and did not return.
The rising reports of missing persons and car theft have become a source of worry to the residents of the State, especially Umuahia and Aba.