FCTA Ready to Crush Impounded Vehicles in the FCT.




The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says it will destroy some of the over 130 impounded vehicles that failed integrity tests in the FCT.

The Director, Department of Road Traffic Services, DRTS, Dr Abdulateef Bello, makes this public on Monday in a press release where some Journalists were taken round the impounded vehicles in some of their locations within the various offices.

According to him, the vehicles would be subjected to standard verification for registration, roadworthiness and other checks, adding that those that fall below minimum standards would be crushed.

He also stated that the owners of those vehicles that fell in the test would face the mobile court and pay penalties in line with the provisions of the law.

“Some of the vehicles that are here; some of the owners will be made to face mobile courts that will decide the kind of penalties to be given to them.

“But there are some that definitely will not go back to the road. We are going to invite the owners. We will ask them to pick whatever is valuable in the vehicles, and the vehicles will be crushed,” he said.

The director further said that those arrested based on crimes committed in the guise of commercial operations would be handed over to the police for prosecution.

Bello, however, explained that a total of 130 vehicles were impounded in the last two weeks in an evening raids within the federal capital.