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Amotekun Corps: 20 Ondo Commercial Motorcyclists Killed in Three Weeks

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At a press conference in Akure, the state Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, also the Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, emphasized the government’s ban on commercial motorcycles operating between 6pm and 6am, except for essential duties.

Adeleye stated, “Within the last three weeks, we recorded a total of 20 cases of commercial motorcyclists killed and their motorcycles stolen. It is, therefore, risky to ride motorcycles at night.

“We urge commercial motorcyclists to take breaks after working for 12 hours, as this will enable us to identify criminal elements. Additionally, vehicles without registration numbers are no longer allowed on the roads, and all vehicles with tinted glass must obtain police permits. Dealers should also use dealer numbers instead of stickers, as vehicles with stickers will be impounded. These measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of lives and properties in Ondo State.”

The parade of 11 suspects arrested for various crimes was also held during the press conference, six of whom were found with locally-made weapons intended to cause harm to residents and commuters.

Adeleye further explained that his men will be deployed in all observed blackspots in the state, particularly Akure, as part of the 24-hour patrol during the ember months. He expressed the corps’ commitment to reducing criminal activities and sought the support of the people in achieving this goal.

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