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LASTMA to prosecute skits, filmmakers over unauthorised use of uniforms, kits



The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says skits or filmmakers caught using its uniform or affiliated colour, kits and accoutrements without any authorisation from the government will be prosecuted.

The General Manager of the agency, Mr Olalekan Bakare-Oki, said this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

The statement was signed by Mr Taofiq Adebayo, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA.

Bakare-Oki frowned at the demeaning manner in which movie and skit makers portray LASTMA institution in their movies and skits.

“Using LASTMA uniform without recourse to the Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 criminalise such unauthorised use.

“Film or skit makers who portray as LASTMA officer without applying for, and being duly issued a permit letter for such portrayals, should desist with immediate effect or face the full wrath of the law,” he said.

He expressed optimism that such sanity in movies production, regulation of possession and usage of LASTMA uniform would surely curb proliferation of LASTMA kits, uniforms and accoutrements within our society.

“We implore the National Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners and other affliated bodies to warn their members.

“Anyone caught using LASTMA uniform without an approved permit will be prosecuted in accordance with ‘Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Chiazo Ogbolu

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