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Gov.makinde warns club owners, vow to punish drunk drivers


Oyo state government said it will soon begin breath test to ascertain if drivers are drunk while also engaged in driving or not.
The move according to the government is to reduce the rate of accident caused by drunk driving among drivers which are leading to loss of lives, property and huge damage to government facilities and infrastructures.
This is as the government also warn club owners across the state to create convenient parking spaces for their customers or encourage them to desist from indiscriminate parking that is leading to unnecessary traffic gridlock across the state.
The government made the disclosures through the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) Dr Akin Fagbemi while showing to the press, a recovered truck from robbers at the Akinyele area of the state.
Fagbemi who added that three suspects nabbed in relations to the crime are already in police custody also advised motorists to be security conscious while parking their vehicles and also desist from drinking and driving.
Narrating what led to the arrest, The OYRTMA boss said the truck with registration number LFTZ FZE 104 LA was recovered when his officers engaged the drivers on the genuineness of the ownership and why it had been parked by the road side for some times.
He explained that, the suspects who were uncomfortable with the interrogation suddenly took to their heels while the discussion lasted but were later caught by police whose interrogation led to the discovery that the vehicles were actually stolen from a construction site in Lagos with the hope of selling same in Ibadan.
He reiterated the determination of the agency to ensure free flow of traffic during the festive period stating that the mandate of his body has been extended to ensuring safety of lives and property of the residents.


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