Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has restricted the operation of economic motorcycles popularly referred to as Okada within the state.
Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, made this known iin a statement made available to the press on Friday in Akure, the capital. Ojogo noted that the restriction is to curtail the high rate of crime and other nefarious activities within the state.
Ojogo, however, disclosed that commercial motorcycles are to work within the hours of 6 am and 6 pm across the state, noting that any operators found culpable shall have his motorcycle impounded.
He noted that the governor has also banned vehicles with unauthorized use of tinted glasses so as to scale back the spike in kidnappings, killings, and robberies across the state. The commissioner said that vehicles with tainted glasses without a duly certified permit issued by a relevant security agency shall be impounded.
Ojogo, therefore, said the governor urges all security agencies to return out and confront the high rate of crime and criminality within the state. He also urged residents of the state to supply useful information about crime, criminal elements, and activities in their immediate environment.