By Osagie Otabor, Akure
Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, otherwise called Amotekun Corps, have impounded over 50 motorcycles, who defied Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s order that commercial motorcyclists (Okada riders) should operate from 6am to 6pm.
The governor gave the restriction order to curb rising cases robbery in Akure and its environs.
Leaders of the Okada riders at a meeting on Tuesday promised to start obeying the restriction order from yesterday (Wednesday).
State Commander of Amotekun Corps Mr. Adeleye Olatunji said they began impounding motorcycles of defaulters, who were found carrying passengers after the stipulated time.
“We have gone round with megaphones on our patrol vehicles to remind them to stop working beyond 6pm. But most of them were adamant and we have no option but to impound their motorcycles.
“We give them three hours of grace before we begin to move around at about 8 pm daily, yet some of them were still caught operating till 11pm.”
Suspected robbers on Okada killed two persons last week and robbed other residents in Akure. At Sijuwade area, a businessman was killed, while an Okada rider was shot dead at Ologede, along Oda road.