Hundreds of commercial tricycle operators in Kano State have dragged to court the Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency, KAROTA, Baffa Dan’agundi, over the sale of alleged fake vehicle tracking device to them.
The complainants, through their lawyer, Abba Hikima, had filed a suit at a Magistrate Court sitting in Gidan Murtala, claiming that Mr Dan’agundi had issued a sticker to them, instead of a digital device he had earlier promised them.
The tricycle operators stated that the agency had ordered them to pay the sum of N9,500 each for the issuance of the digital tracker, a device that would monitor their movements in the state.
However, the operators said that instead of issuing the device, the agency gave them a sticker which, according to them, has no value for their money.
They added that after paying the said amount, the agency had to extort some monies from them, promising to procure the device and mount same on their tricycles.
After receiving the complaint, the court summoned Mr Dan’agundi for hearing, but only attended the proceeding through his lawyer.
But when the case came up for mention on Wednesday, the presiding judge, Muhammad Jibril, issued a Criminal Summon to Mr Dan’agundi, directing him to appear in person at the court on September 30 for hearing.
However, Mr Dan’agundi had denied receiving the court’s invitation, saying that he was ready to respect any invitation issued by the court.
He, therefore, warned that the complainants would pay him damages if they fail to prove their case against him.