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FCTA impounds 3 937 vehicles

10 April 2013, 10:30

Abuja - The Federal CapItal Territory Administration (FCTA) has impounded 3 937 vehicles over various road traffic offences between January and March 2013.

A release issued on Tuesday by Mohammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, quoted the FCTA Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, as giving the figures in Abuja.

It said that 2 149 commercial motorcycles (Okada) were similarly impounded in the same period.

It warned: "Illegal commercial motorcycles within the FCT to desist...because the law will soon catch up with them."

The release said that 32 479 vehicles were registered by the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) in the first quarter of 2013.

According to the statement, FCTA DRTS also impounded 37 unpainted taxis in and around the FCT while 42 illegal motor parks were closed down.

It stated that the exercise would be continuous until such parks were no more in operation and assured residents of the FCT that his administration would not rest until all traffic bottle necks confronting the city were cleared.

He therefore solicited for their cooperation.



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