The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that it will crush all impounded vehicles and prosecute owners of rickety vehicles and those operating illegal motor parks.
The Head of Operations, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), Mrs Deborah Osho, stated this in Abuja Tuesday, during the ongoing operations to rid the city of illegal motor parks, rickety vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles.
She said that the offenders would be prosecuted in line with the provisions of extant laws and regulations.
Osho said over 20 vehicles, 10 tricycles and 15 motorcycles were impounded for various offences during the exercise in the FCT.
According to her, some of the vehicles were impounded for operating in illegal motor parks around the city, while some of them were not road worthy.
She added that the tricycles and motorcycles were impounded for illegal operations within the city.
The head of operations noted that the exercise was to enforce the ban on the operations of illegal motor parks, illegal operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles within the city.
“The main goal is to keep the city clean and free of rickety vehicles littering the streets of the capital city.
“Most of the commercial taxis, motorcycles and tricycles were constituting a nuisance in the nation’s capital city. This is unacceptable.
“We are doing everything we can to address the problem and we will continue to clamp down on all rickety vehicles and taxis operating illegal parks around the city,” she said.
She urged motorists in the city to be law abiding and respect all traffic rules and regulations with a view to ensure safer roads, clean city and sanity in the capital city.
In his remarks, Mr Peter Olumuji, Secretary, Command and Control, FCTA Taskforce enforcing sanity in the city, said that ridding the city of all kinds of illegality would improve security in the city.
Olumuji said that the DRTS in collaboration with security agencies would continue to go after operators of illegal motor parks, rickety vehicles and operators of commercial tricycles and motorcycles.