By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Officials of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) at about 1pm on Monday March 12, oppressed and deflated the tyres of a commercial tricycle belonging to one Onyeisi Innocent at Okumagba Estate in Warri, Delta State.
New Nigerian learnt that the VIO Officials also seized the keys to the tricycle with registration number: KPE 077 QB and the particulars from the owner.
In a chat with our correspondent, Onyeisi Innocent said the VIO Officials arrested him because he had a “cracked screen” and for carrying loads.
The VIO Officials also arrested other commercial tricycles and dragged them to their premises in Warri.
The incident almost caused serious altercations between journalists who stormed the VIO premises following the cries of the commercial tricycle operators.
A very rude VIO Official who claimed to have come from the Asaba Office referred journalists to the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan stressing that, “They have a PRO. Ministry will not take it likely with us if we speak.
The VIO Official who refused to disclose his name said, “Commissioner has the right to tell you everything you want. Nobody will give you good answer.”
The Delta State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan did not pick or return calls put across to his mobile phone as at the time of filing this report.