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FCTA Arrests Six Suspects, Impounds Over 30 Vehicles

…Starts War On Illicit Roadside Mechanic Shops.

During operations that began at the popular A.Y.A crossroads in Asokoro District on Thursday, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) seized over 30 vehicles and arrested six people.

The authorities has initiated a new campaign against unauthorized roadside maintenance shops and motor parks in the city center.

The exercise, according to Comrade Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement, was part of a series of wars the administration has been waging against illegalities in order to maintain Abuja clean and secure for all.

He decried the persistent environmental nuisances in some parts of the city, stated that with the support of FCT Ministers, the joint team involved in the city sanitation exercise, won’t relent, but sustain the tempo.

He hinted that the illegal mechanic workshops, and motor parks operators had been warned severally to vacate the locations, but refused to comply.

According to him, the suspects arrested during the operation, would be charged to Court by relevant agency of government, while the fate of all impounded vehicles solely depends on the verdict of a competent court of jurisdiction.

” Our plans for sustainability is to keep doing the job. That is the only we can defeat illegalities. Look at the numbers condemned tyres that are been evacuated from a highbrow district of Asokoro.

” Attempt to stop doing what we are doing will mean loosing the city, but we won’t allow that.

” This exercise is a combined war against illegalities. We have launched a war against illegal construction and shanties and now unapproved mechanic workshops. We are determined to address all the illegalities holistically”.

Similarly, Kaka Bello, Deputy Director of Enforcement in Abuja Environmental Protection Board, (AEPB) said the intensity of the cleaning exercise was increased to match the strength of those bent on destroying the ambience of the city with their illegal activities.

Bello said that Abuja Environmental Protection Board ( AEPB) had strived to keep the city sanitation upbeat despite the attacks by those promoting illegalities.

Baba Abubakar, Director at FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services ( DRTS) said more synergy will be created by relevant agencies to ensure that operators of the illegal mechanic workshops do not return.

The clean up exercise terminated at Jabi district, where some illegal structures were removed.

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