FCTA Busts Abuja Hub For Forged Vehicle Papers, Demolishes Market
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) demolishs a mini-market in the Mabushi area of Abuja where the forgery of vehicle papers and other critical documents was being carried out.
The market was said to have been infiltrated by fraudulent merchants whose stock in trade is to collaborate with some government staff to produce fake vehicle papers and number plates.
Dr Abdulatef Bello, Director of DRTS, revealed that the demolition came as a result of multiple intelligence reports exposing illegal activities within the market.
While displaying impounded forged vehicle papers and number plates at the demolished market, Bello expressed concern for the safety of motorists and residents over the potential security threats posed by the activities of the criminals.
it is not just about revenue loss but you know it also something that has to do with security as well because as we are trying to go into e-enforcement, some of these vehicles that are registered with fake documents would be very difficult for us to track because the camera will pick them but because they are not registered, it will be difficult for us to track, and these are the kind of vehicles they use for criminal activities in territory.
On his part, Barrister Alexandre Owobi, who claimed to be the manager of the demolished space said there was no adequate notice before the demolition was carried out and also denies having noticed the criminal activities that goes on at that place.