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NBGS traffic police to auction off uncollected bikes

NBGS traffic police to auction off uncollected bikes
Some of the bikes were impounded by the police in 2020, Thursday, November 2, 2023 | Credit | Luka Wol/Akol Yam FM

The traffic police in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State say they will auction off 31 motorcycles they impounded over accidents if owners do not show up within two weeks.

It says the move is to free up the space at the facility after some of the motorcycles have been at the parking yard since 2020.

The director of registration at the traffic police headquarters in Aweil town says the owners whose bikes got involved in the accidents are required to start the process soon.

1st Col Maria Abuk Akuei, says releasing a motorbike that has legal documents costs 7500 South Sudanese Pounds after other legal process are complete.

“They can’t keep occupying our store for nothing. There are people who know that they have caused accidents and their bikes have been detained, but they are not willing to get their motorbikes back. So, we said this is not a storage facility,” Abuk told Akol Yam FM on Thursday.

Reacting to the move, some residents expressed dissatisfaction with the move, saying it is not a good idea to auction them off.

They argued that they should be kept until the owners show up, stressing that it could cause dispute if the owner finds his or her being sold.

But Maria Abuk insisted that legal procedures will be taken and documents will be processed to avoid any dispute that might ensue.