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Ekiti Police command raises alarm over influx of commercial motorcyclists


The Ekiti State Police Command, yesterday, raised the alarm over influx of commercial motorcyclists (Okada) into the state. 

It, therefore, directed that all motorcycles must be properly registered with the relevant authorities and with relevant documents of ownership. 

According to a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, Abutu Sunday, in Ado Ekiti, the suspected riders, in their multitude, came into the state with motorcycles, pretending to be commercial motorcyclists. 


The statement advised landlords and caretakers to ascertain the proper identities of their present and future tenants to avoid harbouring criminals, adding: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force Ekiti State Command has been drawn to the influx of persons suspected to be criminals, who could unleash their criminal acts and intention on the state. 

“…Information at our disposal has it that these suspected persons could cause criminal act in no distant time, ranging from stealing, armed robbery and kidnapping…The Police shall henceforth arrest, impound and prosecute anybody (motorcyclist) found perpetrating criminal acts. 
“The Command, therefore, implores all the good citizens of Ekiti State to promptly report to the nearest Police station or call the Police control room on 08062335577 whenever they see any person or group of persons suspected to be criminals around their environs. 

“…The Command solicits the supports and cooperation of the public and wish to assure the people of the state of the Command’s firm commitment to sustain the fight against crimes and criminality, which have brought about the peace currently being enjoyed by the state and also urging them to always be law-abiding citizens.”


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