What are your duties as a citizen? What are those things you think you can do to make your community a bit safer for everyone?
There are duties and obligations every citizen of the state has, and some of these duties include doing something when you see something. This means that if you are a witness to an offence or a crime, then it is your duty and obligation to report it to the right agency for that. So if you witness a robbery, it is your duty to make a report to the police and if you witness a road offence, you make a report to the relevant authority.
If you want to make an official report and are wondering how you can go about it, we have come up with a simple guide to making a report in Lagos;
First, you can make a report at any of the physical LASTMA locations nearest to you. All you need to do is find where the nearest LASTMA office is, go with the evidence of what you have witnessed, it could be a picture or a video and a plate number. You take it to the office and lay your complaint. After making the report, make sure you follow through with the report to ensure that it is looked into.
If you are a very busy person and can not make it to their physical locations, you can easily send an email or call any of their phone numbers. Email them at email@example.com or call any of these numbers 07088658885, 08174722227. You can also leave a complaint on any of their social media accounts;
On Twitter @followlastma
On Instagram and Facebook @ekolastma
Finally, with the Whistle app, you can easily make reports of any road offence you witness. All you have to do is download the app from the Google Play Store, and follow the instructions you find on the app. Then make your report, remember that in order to make a report on this app you need to always have a picture or video to upload as evidence while reporting. You will also be asked to submit the plate number of the vehicle that you found at the scene of the crime, so whenever you can, make sure you always get the plate numbers
It is very easy to ensure that the community you live in is a safe one for everyone, and it starts with simply doing something when you see something, and apps like Whistle allows you to do just that. There is no need to wait until there is an actual threat to lives and properties before taking any action. And now with this handy guide on how to make reports on road offences, you can now take action before it is too late.