By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIM CITY—Edo State Revenue Board has said that it decided to embark on the operation “show your vehicle particulars” to check car theft in the state.
He said: ”The focus of the exercise is just to create awareness and see the level of compliance by motorists. I think it is important for citizens of Edo State to know that there is need to comply with the law which requires them to have their vehicle documents in place, whichever type, private or public.
“We have limited the documentation checks to driving license, number plates, their authenticity and their validity, their road worthiness and insurance. The minimum check of your insurance will be the third party.
“We expect that any vehicle on the road must have insurance for third party. It is not about witch-hunting or catching motorists on the roads. No, it is not part of our duty. Our concern is that you must have your vehicle properly documented.
“It is not about revenue but about doing the right thing. Every vehicle out there should be tied to an owner. Anytime I am meant to sign a report that we cannot find a vehicle, it saddens me and I think we need to sit back and address the problem.”