Directorate of Road Traffic Services (VIO) for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says that pasting of “For Sale” stickers on moving vehicles in a bid to market them is illegal and a violation of the law.
The directorate’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Kalu Emetu, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Sunday.
Emetu said that such act was a violation of the FCT Administration’s transportation master plan.
He also said that it was illegal for any vehicle owner to market their vehicles in unauthorized car marts in the FCT.
“We have been impounding vehicles because it is illegal to be marketing your vehicle inside the city without authorization, once you put up any car for sale, it is meant to be at the right place.
“Once you put any car for sale, you pay for advertising, and other fees, so if you have a vehicle for sale, arrange with an authorized car dealer to help you sell it,
“Once vehicles in an illegal car mart were impounded, a certain fine would be paid on each, depending on the type, before they are released.
“These fine range from N50, 000 to N25, 000, vehicles will also be towed to our office for safekeeping pending the time the owner pays the fine.
“When we get the fine from you, you will have to write an undertaking that you will not repeat such act again when all these are done, your vehicle will then be released,
“However if the offence is repeated after paying the fine, the car owner would be re-arrested and be made to pay another fine,” NAN reported