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Beware Of False LTA Officers: Prasad

This was after a couple made a report at Labasa LTA office and Labasa Police Station about a man impersonating LTA officers.
24 Jan 2020 11:55
Beware Of False LTA Officers: Prasad
Victim: Davendra Prasad in Labasa on January 23, 2020.

Anybody suspicious of any corrupt doings, should immediately contact Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption (FICAC) and report the matter.

This was the advice from Land Transport Authority (LTA) chief executive officer Samuel Simpson yesterday.

This was after a couple made a report at Labasa LTA office and Labasa Police Station about a man impersonating LTA officers.

A Labasa couple from Namara, Madhu Lata, 56, and Davendra Prasad, 57, were the latest victims.

Mrs Lata said on Tuesday she received a call from mobile number 9748063.

“The caller, a male person said my taxi permit application was approved,” Mrs Lata said.

“I remembered I had applied for this at Suva LTA office six years ago.

“The caller told me to meet Mahen at Labasa LTA office and pay $69 for new application fee,” she said.

“We went to see Mahen and he said we were the fifth person in two weeks complaining about a man impersonating to be a LTA officer.”

After few hours the caller told him to deposit $445 into an account at Bank South Pacific.”

Mr Prasad said they immediately reported the matter at Labasa Police Station.

“We are very worried how inside information is leaked out from LTA office,” Mr Prasad said.

“We hope Labasa Police can do something about this.

“Definitely we will report it to FICAC.”

Divisional Police Commander (DPC) Northern Senior Superintendent of Police Eparama Waqa said he would have to follow up with Labasa Police Station on this case.

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