Impounded vehicles destroyed by fire in Aba

Ten vehicles worth a few MILLIONS of naira, seized by the disbanded Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS), and left at its yard at the premises of the Abia State Meteorological Complex, Umukalika, Aba have been obliterated by fire.

It was assembled that the impacted vehicles were those seized by TIMAAS led by Bright Chindeu Ikeokwu before it was disbanded by a State High Court sitting in Obingwa Legal Division.

The court directed by Justice E.O. Enwereji in Suit No: HOB/24/2022: between Kalu Nnamdi Collins (offended party) and TIMAAS and Brilliant Chinedu Ikeokwu (litigants) had proclaimed TIMAAS an unlawful body, focusing on that it was not made by any law of the State Place of Gathering.

Reports have it that staff of the Abia State Fire Administration, Aba needed to fight for a really long time to prevent the fire from spreading to different pieces of the complex and furthermore immersing different vehicles that are as yet being kept by TIMAAS in the yard even after the court profession.

The reason for the fire flare-up was not satisfactory, however sources at the state Fire Administration said that they were associating exercises with hunters who slip into the yard to chase after shrubbery meats or smokers who might not have as expected put off the cigarette or weed debris.

Examinations uncovered that before the occurrence, a portion of the vehicle proprietors had made endeavors to recover their vehicles from the TIMAAS after it was disbanded by the court, yet couldn’t meet the General manager of the agency.

In a quick reaction to the fire occurrence,
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in a proclamation gave through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chris Ezem coordinated that all vehicles at the TIMAAS confinement yard ought to be taken out at the latest December 30.

“The Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has directed that all impounded vehicles currently in TIMAAS custody must be removed on or before December 30, 2022, failing which the vehicles are there at the owner’s risk.

“The Management of TIMAAS should ensure strict compliance to this directive”, the statement added

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