VIO crushes 1,500 seized motorcycles in Abuja, 600 await forfeiture

Directorate of Road Traffic Services, popularly known as Vehicle Inspection Office, has crushed about 1500 vehicles seized in the Federal capital territory.

The vehicle were seized between January and June.

Speaking during the operation on Thursday, the Director of the agency, Wadata Bodinga, said the motorcycle were siezed from those who violated various traffic laws and those using it to crime.

Bodinga vowed to keep doing until the nation capital was rid of crime.

He said, “We have begun the crushing of seized motorcycles that have been duly forfeited by a court of law. There are about 1,500 of them. There are other 600 motorcycles that are undergoing the process of forfeiture; we will also follow the same procedure with these ones”.

“We believe this would serve as a deterrent to people who have refused to follow the rules guiding the operation of motorcycles in the FCT. The law abiding ones have no problem with us. This exercise will continue until the last motorcycle is completely crushed.”

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, said the exercise would help curtail insecurity in the territory, adding that most of the motorcycles were being used to commit crimes in the nation’s capital.


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