Gov. Otti bans commercial motorcycle operations in Umuahia, Aba

Alex Otti

Gvernor of Abia State, Alex Otti

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The Governor of Abia, Dr. Alex Otti, has directed the immediate ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia, the State capital, and Aba metropolis.

The band was announced in a statement by Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary to the Abia Governor.

The statement reads, ” Effective Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.

“Also, security agencies have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.

“This directive takes immediate effect”.

No explanation was given for the ban.

However, the ban may arise from the need to curb insecurity in the State Umuahia, the state capital and environs as suspected criminals operate easily with motorcycles which they can also use to escape easily.

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