The Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodimma on Wednesday, shut down illegal motor parks in the Owerri capital.
Uzodimma said that touts were using the motor parks to humiliate motorists, and commuters and also damage the reputation of his government.
The governor spoke in Owerri, through the Commissioner for Transport, Rex Anunobi, while meeting with stakeholders in the transport sector in the state.
Anunobi said the governor, has expressed concerns on the lapses inherent in the transport sector.
He added that, to stop it a toll-free number would be provided to the members of the public to report any misconduct of traffic officers, while a monitoring team would be set up to arrest touts impounding people’s vehicles, especially those forcefully collecting vehicle plate numbers.