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Don’t patronise commercial cabs, buses without state ID code, Oghoore warns commuters
IN order to avoid falling prey to fraudsters and other criminally minded persons, the State Commissioner for Transport, Hon. Oviemuno Oghoore has cautioned commuters not to patronize commercial cabs and buses without the State colours and Unique Identification Code Numbers.
Oviemuno gave the advice as a result of intelligence reports gathered from the field through the Directors of Land Transport, Mr Victor Omoniyi and the Vehicle Inspection, Mr Ezonebi Oyakemegbeagha.
The commissioner stated that from the monthly meetings held by him, Directors and Zonal Heads of Outstations, vital information were gathered and formidable ideas to checkmate criminally minded persons have been put in place.
Oviemuno reiterated that “The ember months” are here, commuters should be careful of the vehicles they patronize for inter/intra state journeys/movement.
He further stated that taxis and buses without the state colours of blue and white and the Unique Identification numbers boldly written on both sides and rears of such vehicles should be avoided by commuters.
Oviemuno equally enjoined commuters to patronize state government recognized parks for their journeys, in order to avoid falling prey to fraudsters, kidnappers and ritualists that operate in guise of genuine transporters.
Equally,the commissioner extended his warning to tricycle (keke) operators in the state with the tendencies of robbing their passengers in any form or style to desist from such acts or relocate from the state as the long arm of the law would soon catch up with them.
The commissioner appealed to the police to help check individuals operating taxi without the state approved colours and the Unique Identification Code Numbers to check incidences of fraudsters, robbery amongst other criminal acts in the state.