Insecurity: Akeredolu bans Okada, unauthorized tinted vehicles.

Written by on November 13, 2020

In a bid to tackle the new wave of crime in Ondo State, the state government has announced new measures aimed at safeguarding lives and properties of residents in the state, while urging security agencies to be more proactive in the discharge of their duties.
A press release by Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojoogo, says Okada riders and vehicles with tinted glasses are to obey the new instructions while security agencies have been ordered to arrest defaulters.
The statement says specifically, the last one week witnessed an unimaginable upsurge in robbery, kidnapping and in some cases, murder. This is no doubt, condemenable.
Government, therefore, urges all security agencies to come out and confront the development, adding that every necessary support in terms of both human and logistics aids shall be provided to ensure the safety of residents within the State.
Consequently, the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has directed the following, with immediate effect. 
i. That all commercial motorcycle operators, otherwise known as Okada, are to, henceforth, operate within the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. In other words, none in this category shall operate beyond 6 O’ clock in the evening. Anyone found flouting this directive shall have his motorcycle impounded.
ii. That all vehicles with unauthorized tinted glasses are hereby banned from plying the roads. Every of such vehicle without a duly certified permit issued by a relevant security agency shall be impounded.
Finally, it is pertinent to reiterate that security enhancement and war against insecurity is everybody’s responsibility. While Government and the security agencies play their parts, it is expected that the citizens also support by way of collaborating with the relevant agencies of Government.
In this regard, residents of the State are urged to provide useful information about crime, criminal elements and activities in their immediate environment.

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