The Federal Capital Territory Administration says the owners of 149 impounded vehicles, 100 tricycles and motorcycles in the FCT will appear before a mobile court for various traffic offences.

The Director, of FCTA Directorate of Road Traffic Services, also known as Vehicles Inspection Officers, Dr Abdulateef Bello, stated this in Abuja on Friday 22nd September 2023, after inspecting the impounded vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles.

Dr. Bello, who visited some of the VIO Commands where the impounded vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles were kept, said the owners would be prosecuted.

I always advise that it is cheaper to be on the side of the law to obey simple rules and regulations.

We have asked commercial motorists to register and operate within the defined routes and motor parks and not to pick indiscriminately from the road corridors.

We have also told the tricycle operators to operate within the confines of the road plan, already agreed upon.

They are not supposed to come into the city. They are supposed to transport people that are going into estates and towards suburbs of the city.”

Dr. Abdulateef Bello – Director, FCTA Directorate of Road Traffic Services

The Director explained that the offences includes, parking in unauthorised areas, driving against traffic, and operating unregistered and unpainted taxis as well as operating illegal motor parks.

Story: Christy Dung