Abuja - Painted taxi drivers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday staged a peaceful protest around the city, reports Leadership.
The taxi drivers were protesting against the alleged harassment and extortion by officials of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), popularly called Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO).
The drivers accused the VIO officials of abusing their office by extorting and indiscriminately impounding vehicles.
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The protest led to a traffic gridlock in some roads in the city for several hours.
Wadata Bodinga, assistant director of operation of the office, however, dismissed the drivers’ accusation against his men.
He noted that commercial taxi drivers in Abuja are unruly and are ready to run over officials in the line of duty without any provocation.
Read more at Leadership.
- News 24