Four arrests, 21 cars impounded as police burst into illegal race in Abuja


The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) announced the arrest of four people and the seizure of 21 vehicles in connection with illegal motor racing and other related offenses in Abuja.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer DSP Joséphine Adeh announced in a statement in Abuja on Monday, December 27, 2021.

The suspects were apprehended and the automobiles were seized, she added, following the implementation of Regulation 228 of the Road Traffic Act, which prohibits illicit car racing and other similar offenses.

Adeh said the law enforcement team, led by CTF Commissioner of Police (PC) Babaji on Sunday, arrested and impounded the cars on Sunday.

The PPRO said the suspects were arrested around Muhammadu Buhari Way, by Nicon Insurance Area, where they converged to continue their usual activities.

The FCT police command on Thursday ordered the full implementation of the ban on all kinds of racing and speed cars in the territory.

The CP ordered all divisional police officers (DPOs) and their supervisory area commanders to ensure full implementation of the ban in their respective areas of responsibility.

The ordinance follows public outcry over the threat of recklessness, the risk of death and damage to personal property, as well as critical national infrastructure caused by racing and speed cars.

Illegal car races, acceleration contests, speed competitions or physical endurance testing, among others, had posed difficulties in road navigation for road users in the FCT.


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