Crushing of impounded motorcycles is within the law –  FCTA

Crushing of impounded motorcycles is within the law – FCTA

The Directorate of Road Traffic Services, Federal Capital Territory Administration, says the crushing of impounded commercial motorcycles popularly known as ‘Okada’ is in line with the provisions of the law.

Head of Operations, DRTS, Mrs Deborah Osho, made the clarification in an interview yesterday with newsmen in Abuja.

Report stated that the Joint Task Force Team of the FCTA on August 31, impounded and crushed 400 commercial motorcycles for operating illegally in the Abuja capital city.

The crushing, according to the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Garba Haruna, said the the exercise, was in line with the law banning operations of commercial motorcycles in the city noting that similar exercises were carried out at different times in the past as part of the enforcement of the ban on okada operations in the city centre.

According to report  the FCT Road Transport Regulation, 2005, has specifically directed okada riders to operate only in designated areas which The then Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Information and Strategy, Amina Salihu, had announced the ban of okada from plying the city centre from October 1, 2006

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