Authority of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) has recovered a reportedly stolen Black Toyota Camry car with registration number – KRD 493 HU in Ibadan.
The Executive Chairman of the Authority, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi Ph.D made this statement on Thursday while briefing newsmen at the administrative headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan.
According to him, the vehicle was conspicuously abandoned at the Dandaru junction of the Mokola-Secretariat way, when OYRTMA officials on regular operational routine noticed that the vehicle had neither driver nor owner in sight.
“Our men and officers on their usual routine of maintaining safety on our roads and ensuring the free flow of traffic on Saturday, 19th November 2022, discovered this haphazardly parked vehicle and scouted the immediate environment in search of the owner.
“However, it was observed that the owner or driver had for whatever reason abandoned the vehicle in such a manner that it constituted a danger to other road users.
“Our men, therefore, impounded the Black Toyota Camry with Registration number KRD 493 HU at about 0633hours 19th November 2022”, Fagbemi said.
Speaking further, the OYRTMA boss said, “It was after about three days of the impoundment that we received a signal of the case of theft involving the aforementioned vehicle. The police have been duly informed and investigations are on to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident, while the general public is hereby informed of the development and the rightful owner with sufficient evidence of ownership is being called upon to claim his vehicle”, he added.
He added that the effective road transport management system by the agency was enabled by the intervention of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde who did not only empower the Authority to thrive but also embarked on operation-zero-porthole across the state.
Recall that this would be the twelfth stolen vehicle/motorcycle the Authority under Mogaji Akin Fagbemi has recovered in the year 2022 alone and handed over to their owners after full investigations.