23rd December, 2022
By Olajide Idowu
The Osun Police Command says it will start impounding unregistered vehicles operating on roads in the state, saying driving around such vehicles violates the Road Traffic Act and Regulations.
SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokeswoman, in a statement, urged owners of unregistered vehicles to quickly register them or face the full wrath of the law.
“The command has observed with dismay the rate at which some vehicle owners, especially motor dealers and other individuals, drive their vehicles about without registered number plates or cover their number plates and use unregistered customised numbers on their vehicles.
“It is pertinent to inform members of the public that such acts are illegal as they are clearly in contravention of Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act and Regulations.”
“Members of the public are therefore warned to ensure strict adherence to all provisions of the Road Traffic Act and other relevant laws, as anyone found contravening any section of the law will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
“The Command, therefore, advised all owners of unregistered motor vehicles, tricycles, and motorcycles to immediately get them registered in compliance with the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts.”
“The command will shortly embark on an operation to “impound unregistered vehicles, bicycles, and motorcycles” to ground unregistered vehicles plying routes in the state and ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts and other relevant laws.”