FCTA to prosecute owners of 149 impounded cars, 100 motorcycles

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it will prosecute the owners of vehicles impounded within the city.

No fewer than 149 vehicles and 100 tricycles have been impounded in the FCT recently.

According to Abdulateef Bello, director of the FCT Road Traffic Services, the owners will be arraigned before a mobile court for various offences ranging from parking in unauthorised areas, driving against traffic, and operating unregistered and unpainted taxis among others.

Bello spoke after he visited some of the VIO Commands where the impounded vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles were kept in Abuja on Friday.

He accused the owners of motorcycles and vehicles of blatant refusal to obey simple instructions.

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

“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,” he added.

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