Drama As LASTMA Official, Harasses Passenger For ‘Looking Like Internet Fraudster’

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority harassing a passenger identified as Ibrahim Koletowo has surfaced on social media.

The officer whose name tag reads ‘Bakare G,’ was heard telling the driver of a commercial vehicle to drop Ibrahim from his van.

He also accused Ibrahim of being an internet fraudster, popularly known as Yahoo boy.

“Na yahoo boy you be, driver off that engine,” Bakare was heard saying.

Sharing the video on Twitter, Ibrahim said, “This morning on my way to work, at Berger-Iyana Oworo, a lastma officer (mr bakare), accused me of being a Yahoo boy because I dressed the way I can, I entered the first bus he said he will arrest the driver if he take me to my destination, he did the same to the second driver.”

Lagos residents, particularly youths have in recent times lamented the increasing rate of extortion on roads by policemen and LASTMA officials.

Some Nigerians on social media also condemned the action of the official, querying if there is any connection between traffic management and ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ (Internet fraud or cyber fraud).


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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