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VIO crushes 1,500 seized motorcycles in Abuja, 600 await forfeiture

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The Directorate of Road Traffic Services, aka Vehicle Inspection Office, has crushed no fewer than 1,500 motorcycles impounded in the Federal Capital Territory.

The motorcycles were reportedly seized between January and June 2021.

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Speaking during the exercise on Thursday, the Director of the agency, Wadata Bodinga, said the motorcycles were seized from operators who violated various traffic laws and those using theirs to commit crimes.

Bodinga vowed that the exercise would continue until the nation’s capital was rid of criminal elements and traffic law violators.

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He said, “We have begun the crushing of seized motorcycles that have been duly forfeited by a court of law. There are about 1,500 of them. There are other 600 motorcycles that are undergoing the process of forfeiture; we will also follow the same procedure with these ones.

“We believe this would serve as a deterrent to people who have refused to follow the rules guiding the operation of motorcycles in the FCT. The law abiding ones have no problem with us. This exercise will continue until the last motorcycle is completely crushed.”

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The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, said the exercise would help curtail insecurity in the territory, adding that most of the motorcycles were being used to commit crimes in the nation’s capital.

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