Monday, 7 September 2015

Ekiti confiscates 77 cars having fake particulars

No fewer than 77 vehicles and hundreds of motorcycles, popularly calledokada have been impounded by law enforcement agents in Ekiti State.
This was during the first week of the general checking of vehicle particulars and driver’s licenses in the state.

Special Adviser to the Ekiti State Governor on Internally Generated Revenue, Mr. Ropo Ogunjobi, explained that the exercise was to guarantee safety and security on roads in the state.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Youths and Information, the move would ensure that only properly licensed drivers and vehicles with valid papers were allowed on the roads.
Ogunjobi said the exercise was being executed through joint effort of staff of the State Board of Internal Revenue, officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Police and Vehicle Inspection Officers in the state.
He added that there had been an upsurge of up to a million naira daily on IGR of the state since the commencement of the exercise.
Ogunjobi said all impounded vehicles would be released to their owners as soon as the papers were perfected.
He, however, cautioned motorists against patronising touts, stressing that payments should be made at designated banks while vehicle papers should be obtained at the Ado, Ikere and Ido Ekiti centers to avoid falling into the hands of fraudsters.
(Punch)
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