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Insecurity: LGA in Ondo bans Okada operation

The local government chairman said the ban “from 6:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m.” was to arrest insecurity and other vices.

• September 26, 2022
Okada riders

The Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has banned the operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, in the area from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The local government chairman, Akinrinwa Igbekele, told journalists that the decision was to tighten security in the area.

“We banned Okada from 6:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m. as a proactive measure to arrest any insecurity and other vices here,” Mr Igbekele said.

He said it was a proactive measure to address the challenges of kidnapping, robbery and other vices in the state.

Mr Igbekele said a monitoring team had been deployed to arrest and impound any motorcycle that violated the law.

“We have witnessed insecurity in other areas in the state, although we have not witnessed such here, but that does not mean we should fold our hands and watch,” he said.

He, however, said the council was collaborating with all security agencies to respond promptly to any security breach.


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