VIO crushes 1,500 seized motorcycles in Abuja

About 1,500 motorcycles impounded in the Federal Capital Territory, have been crushed by the Directorate of Road Traffic Services a.k.a Vehicle Inspection Office. 


Director of the agency, Wadata Bodinga said operators of the motorcycles which were seized between January and June 2021, violated various traffic laws and also used them to commit crimes.


Bodinga who revealed that 600 motorcycles are also undergoing the process of forfeiture, added that the exercise would continue until the nation’s capital was rid of criminal elements and traffic law violators.


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.”


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