Lagos deploys more body cameras for LASTMA personnel’s use


Sola Giwa

The Lagos State Government has deployed more body cameras to the Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) personnel.

The move is to enhance transparency in the traffic management and enforcement in the state.


The event which took place at the weekend during the visit of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa to the LASTMA headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos State had the LASTMA Personnel issued more body cameras with the pledge to keep them working for increased credibility and confidence in the delivering of effective traffic management and enforcement.

Explaining the reason for the redeployment of the gadgets, the Special Adviser stated that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration has brought lots of technological innovations to address the transport challenges of the State of which the body camera was one, for accurate traffic management among many other benefits.

Confirming his optimism of the bodycam to be able to deliver authentic traffic law violation reports or complaints as the case may be, Giwa further assured that the bodycam would provide accurate validation of any tale rendered by both the law enforcement officers and motorists, adding that the pictorial evidences would also help in investigating complaints lodged by aggrieved motorists.

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On the operation of the camera, the LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba assured that the officers had been duly trained on the usage and so were capable of handling the gadget, adding that the camera would have a significant effect on deviant behaviour on the road.

He further explained that the bodycam initiative is a win-win procedure for both the law enforcement officers and motorists as the regular arguments on traffic laws violation would be put to rest through detailed recordings.

A LASTMA officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity at the gathering informed that what thrilled the officers the most about the gadget was the fact that it provided another layer of security by dissuading would-be attackers from carrying out their heinous crimes knowing they would be captured by the bodycams.

It would be recalled that the Germany made body cameras which was launched in 2021 by Sanwo-Olu had been found to work effectively for 12 hours without a blink, as the battery life span is strong and durable for the use of the law enforcement officers.

While lauding the LASTMA officers for their renewed commitment at ensuring the state continue to witness tremendous improved traffic management, the Special Adviser thanked the entire LASTMA workforce for a warm welcome he received at the headquarters.

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