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ONDO: Amotekun enforces restriction order, arrests 80 motorcyclist

THE personnel of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, commonly known as Amotekun, have detained no less than 80 people for disobeying the state government’s motorbike restriction order.

In an effort to protect people’s lives in the state, the government prohibited nightclub activities after midnight and the movement of motorcycles between 6:00pm and 6:00am every day since last month.

Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, the State Commander of the Amotekun Corps, who confirmed the arrest today, said the action was taken to purge the state of criminally inclined individuals and groups.

He said, “We are going back by 7pm today, all our men will be on all major junctions and inner land.

“No movement of Okada again; that way, anybody seen with Okada at night will be assumed as a criminal and will be handled as such. There shall be no night clubbing after midnight as it is compulsory for every night clubber to go home at night.”

He stated that the personnel of the Corps were carefully positioned in order to make the offenders’ arrests. He added that there had been indications that okada riders, or commercial motorcycle riders, were mostly to blame for criminal activity in the state, which led to the discussion of the ban.

He clarified, though, that only law enforcement officers or those performing important services—who must be in possession of valid identity cards—would be permitted to ride motorcycles during the restricted period.

It was learned that the government had seized the culprits’ motorcycles.

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