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Delta impounds 58 commercial vehicles

15 February 2013, 09:04

Asaba - No fewer than 58 commercial vehicles operating in Asaba, Delta, have been impounded for violating the state’s security identification code for taxis' operation.

The state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Benson Igbakpa, said the vehicles were impounded during a road check on commercial vehicles in the city, which began in the middle of January.

Igbakpa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba that eight vehicles were impounded on Tuesday, while 50 were impounded since the exercise commenced.

He said that Tuesday’s check was carried out on Nnebisi Road and Dennis Osadebay Way areas of the state capital.

He said that any impounded vehicle would pay N10 000 fine and an additional N1 500 for registration before it would be released.

He explained that the identity code number which was usually inscribed on the commercial vehicles was for security purpose.

According to him, the code also serves as data bank for all commercial vehicles in the state.

``The identity code number for commercial vehicles is part of government’s strategy of reducing crime in the state,” he said.

Igbakpa said that with the bio-data supplied in the forms completed and which included their passport photographs, commercial vehicles operators in the state could be traced to their homes when necessary.

He explained that in case of a change in ownership or operator of a commercial vehicle, ``the new owner will come to the appropriate office for necessary documentation”.

``This process is important because there is only one code number to a commercial vehicle in the state and whenever two vehicles are found with similar code number, there is fraud.

``We want to as much as possible have a good record of taxis and buses operating in the state and be able to trace them whenever they are involved in any incident.’’

Igbakpa said that no fewer than 2 700 commercial vehicles operators had registered in the state so far. (NAN)Asaba, Feb. 14, 2013 (NAN) No fewer than 58 commercial vehicles operating in Asaba, Delta, have been impounded for violating the state’s security identification code for taxis' operation.

The state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Benson Igbakpa, said the vehicles were impounded during a road check on commercial vehicles in the city, which began in the middle of January.

Igbakpa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba that eight vehicles were impounded on Tuesday, while 50 were impounded since the exercise commenced.

He said that Tuesday’s check was carried out on Nnebisi Road and Dennis Osadebay Way areas of the state capital.

He said that any impounded vehicle would pay N10 000 fine and an additional N1 500 for registration before it would be released.

He explained that the identity code number which was usually inscribed on the commercial vehicles was for security purpose.

According to him, the code also serves as data bank for all commercial vehicles in the state.

``The identity code number for commercial vehicles is part of government’s strategy of reducing crime in the state,” he said.

Igbakpa said that with the bio-data supplied in the forms completed and which included their passport photographs, commercial vehicles operators in the state could be traced to their homes when necessary.

He explained that in case of a change in ownership or operator of a commercial vehicle, ``the new owner will come to the appropriate office for necessary documentation”.

``This process is important because there is only one code number to a commercial vehicle in the state and whenever two vehicles are found with similar code number, there is fraud.

``We want to as much as possible have a good record of taxis and buses operating in the state and be able to trace them whenever they are involved in any incident.’’

Igbakpa said that no fewer than 2 700 commercial vehicles operators had registered in the state so far.

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