Court declares Abuja Park and Pay Policy Illegal

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declared the park and pay policy of the Abuja administration as illegal.
Justice Peter Affen of the Federal High Court, Apo, made the declaration on Thursday morning in a suit brought by a private savings and loan firm in the Nigerian capital.

The judge ordered the immediate stoppage of the park and pay policy in the city centre.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the Abuja administration hired four companies to collect parking fees from motorists around the city centre.
Motorists in Abuja had complained of extortion and fraud by the officials of these companies who clamp vehicle tyres, several times on dubious reasons, forcing motorists to pay thousands of naira to them.