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Lastma & Police; Who Collects The Heaviest Bribe?

I was lucky to go home yesterday in one of the commercial buses in Lagos. Incidentally, a LASTMA official wanted to enter same bus. The conductor practically pushed him out of the bus while the driver applaud him for a job well done. Curiously I asked him why. He said Police better pass them because LASTMAN no dey collect small bribe,then bribe start from 5k while Police men fit manage =N=100.00 or =N=200.00.

Now my question is between LASTMA and Police; who collects the heaviest bribe?

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LASTMA are freaging BASTARDS and they are far worse than police just like someone said they hide themselfs in converted road to one way and nab innocent vehicles passing unknowingly and arrest you without warning telling you if you get to the office you will pay 250k including a physchatric test so its better you pay then 25k.then you have to price it down to like 3k-5k before the s**kers will let yah go.DAMN they are worse than the cops

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Well talking about corruption the Nigeria Police is an emblem of it, no doubt both the LASTMAN and every other government agencies on the road are out to exploit from helpless citizens. I hate the attrocities the Nigerian Police are commiting day by day, God forgive me but i hate those man on black with passion more than any other, the Nigerian police is a metaphor for corruption no DISPUTE.

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[color=#990000][/color][font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font][b][/b]IT'S A SERIOUS ISSUE AND ITS RATHER UNFORTUNATE THAT THESE INSTITUTIONS ARE SET UP WITHOUT GUIDELINES OF OPERATION; LASTMA IS NO DIFFERENT FROM POLICE TO ME BECAUSE THEY BOTH OPERATE ILLEGALLY EXTORTING POOR CITIZENS WITH THE AUTHORITY VESTED ON THEM; AND THERE'S NO CHECK AND BALANCE JUST AS WE DON'T HAVE IT VISIBLE IN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS; HARDLY WILL YOU HAVE ANY GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL OF ANY CADRE OR INSTITUTION OR SERVICE DISCHARGE DUTIES WITHOUT OVERSTEPPING BOUNDARIES; ALL BECAUSE THINGS DON'T WORK AND THE CITIZENS ARE VICTIMS OF EVERY BAD DECISION OF GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS; IT RATHER UNFORTUNATE,

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Na Lastma dey collect heaviest bribe but na police they collect bribe most frequently, I mean it goes without saying, they fit collect bribe from lastma guy sef.

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i think police collects more bribe because its a daily offering compared to latsma.Latsma will only demand for money if you disobey thier rules and regulations,which is very avoidable.The police demands for money irrespectve of the fact that you are right. OLIZZ

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lastma oo police oo which one is ok among of this people u are talking about, lastma they are thief to the call, the work they suppose to do they are not doing it anymore instead of that they will be looking for someone to enter their net which is bad i pray that the lord we renovate them like a house.

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lastma oo police oo which one is ok among of this people u are talking about, lastma they are thief to the call, the work they suppose to do they are not doing it anymore instead of that they will be looking for someone to enter their net which is bad i pray that the lord we renovate them like a house.

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@ hackne

how come you sound so silly?

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Nothing works in that dump called nigeria

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i think it really depends on what u are carrying, riding and what you look like but i thnk the policemen collects more bribes cos this Lastma will still the bribe the police to stay in :BUSINESS"

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IF YOU AGREE THAT POLICEMEN AND LASTMA ARE LEADERS IN THIER OWN RIGHT, THEN YOU GUYS WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT WE(NIGERAINS GOT THE OFFICERS OR LEADERS WE DESERVE) WHAT THEY (LASTMA AND POLICE DO ON THE FIELD ARE SAMPLE OF WHAT MAJORITY OF HIGHLY PLACED CITENZEN DOES IN THEIR BOARD ROOM/OFFICES AND IN SECRET PLACE WHERE NONE EXCEPT THE SUPREME GOD CAN SEEK THEM

MY CONCLUSION THEN IS THAT WE NEED A SHIFT IN CHARACTER THE POLICE AND LASTMA ARE PART OF US. WE PROBABLY HAVE BROTHER AND SISTER AMONG THEM. SOMEONE ONCE SAID IF YOU MOVE AMERIACNS TO NIGERIA AND NIGERIA TO AMERICA IN A SHORT PERIOD AMERICA WILL CHANGE SYSTEMATICALLY TO NIGERIA AND NIGERIA TO AMERICA DO YOU BELIEVE THIS?

WISHING US A DEVELOPED AND CORRUPT FREE NATION.

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Okay ooohhh nuzo!!! carry go but take the altimate sacrifice small, small. allo of people take the same altimate sacrifice too, some regret some play wise.

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Thanks but no thanks for your advice.

I will never degenerate to that even if I will have to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

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Nuzo!!! that what we see every day in the hands of the police and any other govt authorities.

Na God dey help and protect us ooohhhh!!

So, whenever u come down and you encounter them, just behave. no give them any reason to rough handle you at all.

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LATMAS wosre oh, i had a bitter experience with them once, but that day i show them oh, i was receiving call inside traffic, and the useless lastma official saw me, and he told me to park, i just asked him, are you a road safety officer? that you will be telling me to park, i started the argument before i could say jack robinson, the other guy deflated my tyre, so i left my car on the road, this now caused a terrible hold up, and the next thing i did was to pretend as if i wa am calling somebody in alausa, and i was accusing him(lastmas officer) of demanding money from. Later he boss came and apologised but not until they inflated my tyre. i promise one of them, that if he dare stand of my way next time i will kill him. Atimes is good to know your right.

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Too much power in lastma hands, just too much, KAI, same,

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Ohhh. LASTMA officials are very good at this. Those roads/streets that were converted to one-way, there are no visible road signs to show they are one-way. And what the LASTMA officials do is to go somewhere hidden so that once they see u just entering they street, they just rush out and pounce on u. If u decide to argue it with them, they will take u to one corner where they have hidden the sign to prove u wrong. It is just a terrible situation.

U can only get few ones that are really doing the job of traffic control. Maybe i out of 50. Most of them will even go to the extent of endangering ur life just to make sure they catch u. They cause road accidents oo , the way they pursue some vehicles. i dont need to keep writing some of the terrible things i have seen them do. Most of them lack conscience, just b/c of money. They can be so wicked eh.

i have observed 2 good LASTMA officials. One at Cele b/stop, along Apapa-Oshodi Express way. He's been there for over 2 years. He just controls traffic and helps out even when a vehicle breaks down just to make sure there is no traffic obstruction.

Another one at Allen R/abt. He stays there in the afternoon/evening at that BankPHB side, controlling and easing traffic especially vehicles coming from alausa end. He is dark and stout. He deserves an award 4m Fashola.

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Men, police (in Lagos) is better than LASTMA; police most often ask for weekend pocket money in polite manner, but L-A-S-T-M-A! Haaaaaaaaaaaa, they can deceive, lure, and manipulate one into taking illegal lane. Many of them were recruited out of Lagos metropolis Tugs A.K.A Area Boys. The minimum they collect (unofficial) is N3,500. Also, they sometimes steal phones, laptops, cash etc. They have practically robbed me at 3rd mainland when I stopped to check a sound under my car (it is not as if the car broke down). WARNING! DO NOT ALLOW ANY LASTMA OFFICIAL INTO YOUR CAR. EVEN IF THEY WANT TO TOW THE CAR WIND UP AND LET THEM TOW IT.

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For me I still appreciate the work of LASTMA in Lagos state, if they are not in Lagos today, Lagos road will not have been motorable, everybody always in hurry to reach where ever he or she is going, including me, but with the fear of LASTMA, people get it to there head that you can not obstruct the traffic rule and go away with it easily,

If police arrest you for any traffic offence, immediately you gave them N100 they will leave you, especially if you now give them N500 you will become GOD, they will be the one to cleared the road for you, but LASTMA will never do that even if they are going to collect bribe from you they will first delay you, and if you don’t want them to embrace you then obey the traffic law. (I sea them as classic bribe collector)

My point is that, am not saying the way they are rubbing innocent citizen is right but I still appreciate there present in Lagos state, the center of excellence

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Governor Fashola, if there is any justice in this world, you will ultimately rise to become the president of Nigeria.

To further enhance your amazing track-record of VISIBLE and dramatic improvement in Lagos State, Your Excellency, PLEASE consider disbanding that private army of car-jackers and extortionists called LASTMA, that has terrorized motorists in Lagos for so long now,  removing or concealing road signs in order to ambush and hijack vehicles of " traffic violators" who turn into unsigned one-way streets, and then pilfering parts from the impounded vehicles of those who fail to pay demanded bribes quickly.

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I think LAST MA collect heavier bribe than police but they can only harass you when u are found wanting or go against traffic rules.They don't actually force people to give them bribe but they'll give you two options:u either settle them or pay the official penalty.In the case of police,whether you are found wanting or not,they want to collect bribe from you which make theirs more pathetic.With courage and boldness one can always confront LAST MA when u are on Ur right anyday and anytime but never try it with the police.

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Lagos State Transport Management Authority(LASTMA)

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@ poster

LASTMA of course.

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What a shocker, a vehicle they've been looking for, for a week and yet they can't give the vehicle no. off hand. This daylight robbery should be checked.

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Both LASTMA and the Government that started the organisation are all thieves,i think LASTMA is another way the Lagos State Government is using to extort money from we Lagosians, though there are good ones there but the good ones are fewer than the bad ones.

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Lastma and the rest collects bribe cos of the police.

If Lastma knows that the police will arrest him for bribe he will not, or maybe they are collecting more because they still needs to bribe the police, lol

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i believe the so call LASTMA or what are robbers the goverment want to keep off from robbing,so there introduce this, that is my own opinion

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LASTMAN do not collect bribe only when you offend. I was in a bus one day heading towards Obalande and a police man was their too, they double crossed tried to arrest the driver and the vehicle. When the police asked what the matter is, they told him that they have been looking for the vehicle for knocking down okada a week before. When asked the vehicle number, the LASTMA could not give it off hand. That is what saved the driver that day cos they were ready to tow the vehicle that morning.

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The truth is that LASTMA has been empowered so much in Lagos that they see themselves as semi-god. They lack proper orientation and the drive to excel is very low. They are rot with too much corruption more than the Police in traffic regulation.

LASTMA needs to be re-organised with intellectuals and not morons.

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actually, to be honest when they are not sticking up motorists they do a pretty good job - theres now sanity between marina and VI. used to be a major nightmare

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i believe lagos state traffic management authority. Just one of the numerous organizations in the over sized public workforce of Lagos state.

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Faakay,

What does LASTMA mean? I guess they picked on your ignorance.

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the real question should be "which security agency doesn't collect bribe"?

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Which kain question be this? Do you still see area boys in Lagos anymore? Are you not aware that they have all been employed by LASTMA?

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True talk. LASTMA men are worst than robbers. They lay armbush in strategic point praying for someone to enter their net. If you mistakingly take a one way or something like that instead of redirecting you, they will make sure they collects your last penny.This men are richer than you can imagine. They collect the heaviest bribe than any other government agency can collect. They are wicked, they are corrupt and greedy

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LATSMA does not collect bribe, they rob you. I am a living witness to that.

My case happened about 3 years ago somewhere around lagos. When they blocked my way, i mistook them for robbers even though they told me that they were from the LATSMA. They searched my pocket, took my last N1,000 and fled the area.

After the daylight robbery, i was so disappointed at the onlookers who were watching me got robbed only to come and tell me that those guys were really from LATSMA.

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This is like choosing between the devil and deep blue sea.

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