Ondo Govt Sends Strong Message To Okada Riders, Tinted Car Owners

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… says no to Okada operations beyond 6pm-6am

The Ondo state government has reinforced the earlier Executive Order in the state which banned the use of unregistered and tinted vehicles without police permit on the roads in the state.

Also, it added, that the law prohibiting the operations of Okada from 6pm to 6am is reinforced.

Akogun Adeleke addressing newsmen

This were contained in a statement made available by the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the Ondo State Governor, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye while addressing newsmen at the Amotekun Headquarters in Alagbaka Akure the state capital.

Akogun who is also the Amotekun Commander in the state, warned, that that only duly registered vehicles are permitted to ply the roads in the state.

“This festive period, we expect influx of different caliber of people into the state, we are resolute in ensuring that people enjoy their holiday peacefully without security breech.

“To forestall the supposedly earlier security breech, that is why we felt this is the best time to enforce the Executive Order and it’s yielding results.

“We discovered, that the roads are now devoid of unregistered vehicles, so you know who is who, if there is any security breech, we can at least, trace the vehicle with the registration number.

“At evenings, we are saying from 6pm to 6am, there is no use of Okada on the roads and this is bringing down the level of security.

“Defaulters in the state are being advised to pay the speculated fine at the Ondo State Internal Revenue Service and bring their proof of payment (receipt) to the office of Amotekun Corps, after which their vehicles Okada would be released to them.

“They are paying fines depending on the severity of their offences to ODIRS. They are not expected to bring cash to Amotekun Corps office to claim their vehicles or Okada. What Amotekun require from them is their proof of payment”, he said.

The Amotekun boss further revealed that the vehicles would remain impounded for as long as they comply. Our position is that unregistered vehicles should not be on the road.

“We want to keep saying that we need the cooperation of the public in ensuring and guaranteeing their safety, especially during this festive period”, he said.

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