Motorists accuse AEPB of harassment
Tipper drivers and other motorists within Utako district have accused Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) of harassment.
They accused the board of closing down the tipper park opposite Utako village without providing an alternative place.
Nasiru Ayuba who is the leader of the park told our reporters that they have lived and operated in Utako village for 20 years and was surprised that they were being evacuated with force.
“We have to keep our environment clean because the government has given the order but we are citizens of Nigeria and we have no place to go and look for our daily bread if not in Abuja,’’ he said.
A resident who gave his name as Fred said: “I came looking for a truck driver who usually works for me only to find out that they have been surrounded by environmental task force who were accompanied by civil defense and policemen.”
He said the government was supposed to provide an alternative place for them before evicting them.
A policeman said, “Most of the people we chase away at Utako and other places are those that park on the road side, they have their car park but most of them park on the highway. We have been warning them since last month, we are not stopping them from parking in their parks but they should not park on the road, they have car parks but they prefer to pack by the road side.”