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Ondo town motorcyclists reject police order

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Ondo town motorcyclists rejects police order

Commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, on Tuesday, protested against police order of not carrying more than one passenger.
The protest which began in the early hours of the day paralysed commercial activities in the city.
The Okada riders who are also members of the Commercial Motorcycle Transport and Riders Association, COMTRA, also protested against the high cost of daily tickets imposed on them by the leadership of their union.
They vowed to resist the ‘one passenger’ rule by the police as well as the increased levies by their union.
Some of the riders who spoke to journalists said the high cost of fuel and other spare parts had made their job difficult, calling on the police to rescind its decision to ban the carrying of multiple passengers.
The DOP of Yaba division in Ondo town Regina Mogbojuri addressed the protesters to embrace dialogue rather than protest.
She explained that the ban was initiated to stem the rate of crime in the town.
“Criminals now use Okada to perpetrate crimes and this has been a source of worry to security operatives in this town, so the ban was aimed at checkmating the rate of crime,” she said.
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