Operatives of the State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun Corps, have impounded over 50 motorcycles who defied the State Government’s order limited their operations between 6am and 6pm.
The government’s directive was to curb the rising crime waves including armed robbery within Akure and environs.
Leaders of the okada riders had a recent meeting with government officials, promised to start obeying the restriction order effective Wednesday 18th November, 2020.
Commander, Ondo State Amotekun Corps, Mr. Adeleye Olatunji, said his agency began impounding motorcycles of defaulters found carrying passengers after the stipulated time.
“We have gone round with megaphone on our patrol vehicles to remind them to stop working beyond 6 pm. But most of them were adamant and we have no choice but to start impounding their motorcycles. We gave them a three hour grace period before we began to move around at about 8 pm daily and yet some of them were still caught operating till 11 pm.”
It would be recalled that robbers riding Okada recently killed two people and robbed other residents in Akure.
At the Sijuwade area, a businessman was killed while an Okada rider was also shot dead at Ologede area along Oda road in Akure.