Katsina impounds hundreds of motorcycles, tricycles

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In a bid to ensure compliance with traffik regulations and improvement of internally generated revenue,

the Katsina State Internal Revenue Board hass seized 240 motorcycles and tricycles in its ‘Operation Show Your Particulars’.

This was disclosed by the board’s spokesman, Sada Shu’aibu, as the exercise commenced on Tuesday.

 explaining that the operation for motor vehicles would commence on Thursday to check vehicle particulars.

“The ‘operation show your particulars exercise’ began with motorcycles and tricycles and was carried out with assistance by security agencies. It is aimed at checking vehicles without genuine papers and also to curb other criminal activities with non-registered vehicles,” he stated.

“On the first day of the exercise, hundreds of motorcycles and tricycles were impounded and taken to Katsina Central Police Station, pending registration, before being handed back to the owners.”

The operations were carried out at the Liyafa roundabout, Katsina Central Mosque roundabout, and Katsina Central Market roundabout. He urged motorists, tricycle and motorcycle operators to comply with traffic rules and regulations.

Mr Shu’aibu added that people without valid documents were compelled to update them during the exercise to avoid arrest.

“Already, some owners of tricycles and motorcycles seized have been trooping to the revenue service offices to renew their documents before being released to them,” the official said. “Owners of the seized motorcycles and tricycles must do the necessary documentation to update their particulars before they can be released to them.”

 

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