The Directorate of Road Traffic Services, popularly known as Vehicle Inspection Officers, have crushed no fewer than 1,500 motorcycles impounded at locations in the Federal Capital Territory.
Speaking during the exercise on Thursday, the Director of the Service, Wadata Bodinga said the motorcycles were seized from operators who violated various traffic laws and also those using theirs to commit crimes in the FCT. The motorcycles were seized between January and June 2021.
Wadata added that there are 600 more motorcycles undergoing the process of forfeiture, noting that they would also be crushed when the process is concluded. He vowed that the exercise would continue until the nation’s capital is rid of criminal elements and traffic law violators.
He said; “We have begun the crushing of seized motorcycles that have been duly forfeited by the court of law. There are about 1,500 of them. There are other 600 motorcycles that are undergoing the process of forfeiture, we would also follow the same procedure with these ones.
“We believe this would serve as a deterrence 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.” Wadata added.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday said the exercise would help curtail insecurity in the territory, saying that most of the motorcycles were being used to commit various crimes in the nation’s capital.
He stated that the action would reduce the crime rate seriously.
Babaji advised those violating traffic laws and perpetrating evil acts with their motorcycles to have a rethink, noting that when they are caught, they would be made to face the law and their motorcycles would be crushed.