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October 4, 2023

Court declares Kogi Transport Mgt. Agency illegal

ecd kogi road traffic officers
ecd kogi road traffic officers

By Richard Elesho

A High Court of sitting in Lokoja on Thursday criminalized the activities of the State Transport Management Authority, KOTRAMA, and has set aside the Law establishing the agency.

The agency was set up by Kogi State government to checkmate the activities of drivers of private and commercial vehicles in the state.

However, there have been complaints that KOTRAMA operatives operate with impunity and have constituted themselves into terror for motorists in the state.

Justice Clement Kekere delivered the judgement in a suit brought before it by Martins Ojonimi Atojoko against KOTRAMA & 3 others.

The court declared that the law contravenes the Provisions of the Federal Road Safety Commission Act 2007.

She also pointed out that the laws establishing KOTRAMA is inhuman and established to cause hardship on motorists

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