Yuletide season crime prevention: Ondo government restricts commercial motorcycles movement

Category: Special Reports | Posted date: 2018-12-20 07:00:18 | Updated date: 2018-12-20 07:03:30 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News


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It has got to the notice of the state government that some people are perpetrating evil activities under the guise of operating Okada till late hours of the night


Yuletide season crime prevention: Ondo government restricts commercial motorcycles movement

By Olayinka Popoola, Akure

Ondo state government has announced a restriction on the movement of commercial motorcycles across the 18 local government areas of the state.

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Speaking last Tuesday with newsmen in Akure the capital city of the State, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi explained that the development was to prevent criminal activities and maintain law and order in this yuletide season.


He said operation of commercial motorcycles would now start by 6.30am and stop at 10pm daily. The commissioner stressed that the restriction would not affect private motorcycle owners that might be going to work or attending Emergency.

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“It has got to the notice of the state government that some people are perpetrating evil activities under the guise of operating Okada till late hours of the night. This has to stop as the issue of security of lives and property remains the priority of the government”, Said Olowolabi.


According to him, police and other relevant authorities had been directed to arrest any commercial motorcyclist caught violating this order.

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The commissioner enjoined the public, particularly commercial motorcyclists, to cooperate with the government in flushing out criminal elements from the state.

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