Security: Ondo Govt Restricts Movement Of ‘Okada’ Riders



Orders stoppage of movement after 10pm

By Sola Omoboyowa, Akure

Ondo State Government has banned all activities of commercial motorcyclists (Okada Operators) in the state beyond 10 p.m daily.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, said this was done to curb criminal activities, especially during this festive period, and to ensure maintenance of law and order.

Mr. Olowolabi however noted that any motorcyclist that will be on the street in any part of the State beyond 10 p.m must not carry any load and must show evidence of ownership of such motorcycle.

He stressed that the ban does not affect private motorcycle owners who may be going to work or attending to emergency.

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

The Information Commissioner enjoined all members of the public, particularly commercial motorcyclists to cooperate with the government in flushing out criminal elements from all parts of the state.

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