10 June 2011
Port Harcourt — No fewer than 40 officials of the Rivers State Road Traffic Management Authority (TIMA-RIV), have been dismissed for their involvement in corrupt practices, the Controller General, Mr Nelson Jaja has disclosed.
This is as the agency said in its one year of existence, its has impounded thousands of vehicles for disobeying traffic laws and rules, with 570 cars currently in its parking lots in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Jaja while addressing a news briefing yesterday in Port Harcourt explained that the impounded vehicles must not stay for more than three months in its parking lots, just as he said the agency had obtained court order to sell 41 of the impounded cars, which had stayed with the authority for over three months.
He said the agency does not have sympathy for traffic offenders in the state and its staff involved in bribery and corruption; hence those culpable have been shown the way out.