By John Kayode
Ondo State Internal Revenue Service (ODIRS) in collaboration with relevant security agencies have booked over 35 vehicles in Akure, and other local governments of the state.
This was carried out during an enforcement exercise carried out across the state.
In a chat with newsmen, the ODIRS State Licencing Officer, Mr Olajide Samuel Olugbenga, said the enforcement exercise becomes imperative to ensure that vehicle owners are comply with the traffic law.
Olugbenga explained that every vehicles plying government road must be duly registered with valid documents, adding that they were out to ensure vehicle owners are comply with the traffic rules.
According to him, “due to the security situation in th state we have to check the validity of the vehicle plying the road, criminals are making use of vehicles with invalid documents. It will be hard to track a vehicle with invalid documents.”
“During the enforcement exercise we have seen many vehicles that are still using old plate numbers, people driving without valid driving license while some have expired long ago.
“What we do for the traffic offenders was that we filled form that contained their data , that is what they will take to any of our office that is close to them for registration and validation of their document.”
“Renewal of vehicle particulars is not more that an hour, while vehicle registration is 24 hours.”
One of the affected vehicle owners, Akintola Marcus said he is a law abiding and always takes the renewal of his vehicle particulars seriously.
“Now that I have been booked, I will check up again to see if my papers are ready. I have been on it but the papers are not yet ready, I do not take matters that has to do with my vehicle particulars with levity.”