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FCTA seizes 2,836 Okada in 4 months

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA — THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Dr. Goke Adegoroye, disclosed yesterday that the administration had apprehended 2,836 commercial motorcycles commonly called Okada in the nation’s capital city, Abuja from December 12, 2009 to date.

Speaking in Abuja, Adegoroye said the administration also apprehended 2,762 unpainted taxis and 232 vehicle registration  number plates belonging to motorists involved in various road traffic/environmental law offences during the same period under review.

According to him, the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services from February 16 to March 21, 2010, impounded 93 vehicles for wrong parking around the Abuja metropolis, just as he lamented that during the same period, the Federal Capital City recorded 6 auto crashes where three persons lost their lives.

The Permanent Secretary who warned that henceforth any motorist caught flouting any traffic regulation would face the full wrath of the law, insisted that human lives were sacred and must be protected by the FCT Administration and wondered why some motorists drive recklessly on our roads.


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