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Police arrest four and seize 21 racing cars

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it had arrested four suspects and impounded 21 cars for illegal car racing and other similar offenses, usually involving “rich children” in Abuja.

FCT police spokeswoman DSP Joséphine Adeh disclosed in a statement Monday in Abuja.

She said the suspects were arrested and the cars seized under Regulation 228 of the Road Traffic Act on the Prohibition of Illegal Car Racing and other similar offenses.

Ms Adeh added that the law enforcement team, led by CTF Police Commissioner Babaji Sunday, impounded the cars on Sunday.

The spokesperson also mentioned that the suspects were arrested around Muhammadu Buhari Lane, in the Nicon Insurance area where they converged on illegal car races.

Police on Thursday ordered full enforcement of the ban on all manner of car and speed racing in Abuja.

The police chief ordered all divisional police officers and their supervisory zone commanders to ensure full implementation of the ban in their respective zone of responsibility (ZR).

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

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

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