Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly have invited the management of Kogi State Transport Management Authority (KOTRAMA) to appear before them over alleged misconduct, rights abuse and extortion of motorists.
The summoning of the agency followed allegations that it was infringing on the fundamental human rights of the people of the state.
Raising a motion of urgent public importance, the member representing Olomaboro constituency, Hon Anthony Ujah, accused the officials of KOTRAMA of extorting motorists and infringing on the rights of Kogi people.
Ujah said most staff members of the agency had gone beyond the specific agenda of the management board and taken the law into their hands by embarrassing and humiliating motorists.
He said, “The House has empowered the KOTRAMA officers as new marshals to sensitise the road users on proper usage of roads and enforcement, control traffic at intersections and roundabouts, to help school children at Zebra crossings and to help accidents’ victims and clear off the road accident debris.”
Ujah lamented that KOTTROMA had abandoned the core objectives of clearing, easing connections at intersections and taking over the issues of checking vehicle particulars and other documents which are functions of VIO and FRSC.
In his ruling, the speaker, Hon Mathew Kolawole, summoned the general manager of the agency to appear before the House Committee on Transportation to clear the air of its illicit activities.