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Fake MOT Enforcement Agents Risk Jail If Caught

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Fake Task Force Member caught in the act-brandishing fake vehicle documents

The Lagos State Government has vowed to clamp down on unauthorized enforcement agents acting on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation with a self-style tagged, M.O.T TASK FORCE.

The Special Adviser on Transportation, Hon Sola Giwa, stated this while handing over an impostor nabbed while posing with many illegal documents to the Security Operatives as an enforcement agent of the Ministry.

Giwa who noted that his Office had been assailed with information about the activities of these unauthorized operators added that the State Government will no longer warn but bring down the full wrath of the law on any phoney operator.

The S.A transportation said, “Lagos State is a State governed by laws. The Transportation Sector is regulated by the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018 and thus does not leave any room for any hanky-panky or space for charlatans to operate.”

He promised that his office “will continue to go on sting operations and unplanned visits so as to catch these fake operators, their collaborators and sponsors in the act. Lagos have had enough” the Transport Special Adviser fumed.

Furthermore, Giwa enjoined the public to report the activities of any unauthorized enforcement team to the Ministry of Transportation for the onward report to the Police for possible prosecution.

Recall that on 11th August 2022, the Ministry of Transportation placed an indefinite ban on the activities of its enforcement team tagged M.O.T TASK FORCE as part of measures to streamline transport operations in Lagos State for better effectiveness.

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