Commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as okada riders have been told to register with the Ogun Province Authorities before Oct 1, 2021.
The Province Police force Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, at an interactive session, on Monday, disclosed that okada riders banned from Lagos Province have been relocating to Ogun in droves.
This, he said, necessitated the demand for regime to create a database for motorcyclists operating in the Gateway Province to checkmate the security challenges facing the province.
According to Oyeyemi, regime had, few months agone, informed the leadership of all okada riders unions of its determination to enforce the registration of all riders to curb crimes and criminality.
Patch saying the Province did not have whatsoever programme to ban okada riders as done in Lagos, Oyeyemi stated that “there must the proper documentation of all the okada riders, to shape a database, in say not to convey unnecessary security threat to Ogun province.”
He informed that the database would give security agencies the actual number of bike riders in Ogun, their areas of residence, names and registration numbers.
After the registration, the police force spokesman added that reflective jackets would be given to them, with numbers inscribed on the jackets.
“Whether anybody commits whatsoever criminal offence using Okada in whatsoever division of the province, we will be able to speedily pinpoint who is really responsible for such criminal offence,” he stated
Meanwhile, the Consultant, Commercial Motorbike Riders Identification Scheme (COMORIS), Mr Juwon Adebanjo, hinted that over 40,000 motorcycles would be registered in Ogun through the scheme.
Adebanjo revealed in relation to 5,000 registration points have been set upwards across the 20 Local regime areas of the province.
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