Dozens of vehicles and tricycles, popularly known as ‘keke’, have been impounded by the Delta State Internal Revenue Service Task Force on revenue leakages.
The taskforce was set up by the state government to check revenue shortfalls in road taxes across the state.
The on-going state-wide clampdown on vehicles with irregular or fake documents commenced in Warri and its environs recently, and was led by the chairman of the task force and Secretary to the service, Chief Mike Edegware.
Edegware led a team of security operatives, comprising the police, officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Delta State Traffic Management Agency, DESTMA, and Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO, in an operation that lasted several hours.
He revealed that the task force was set up by Governor Okowa to, “Ensure that all vehicles plying Delta roads acquire appropriate documentation from the state government for their vehicles.”
The task force chairman also noting that the enforcement became necessary in light of the current security situation in the country where hoodlums masquerading as transporters robbed and sometimes kidnapped their unsuspecting victims using vehicles and tricycles with fake registration plates.
He urged vehicle owners with expired or irregular documentation to do the needful by visiting the nearest state licensing office, saying that the task force would continue to ensure that vehicles without proper registration do not ply roads in the state.