Police Vow To Prosecute Security Personnel Using Motorcyles


The Enugu State Police Command says it will prosecute personnel  of security agencies using motorcycles otherwise known as ‘Okada’ in the Enugu metropolis.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement yesterday in Enugu.
Former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State had on July 3, 2012, signed into law, a bill banning operations of motorcycles otherwise known as Okada in Enugu metropolis.
While signing the law, Chime noted that the law aimed to checkmate the activities of men of the underworld and ultimately protect lives and property.
The law prescribes one year imprisonment without any option of fine for violators.
Amaraizu said that there was need to remind members of relevant security agencies that the ban on the use of motorcycle in Enugu North, Enugu East and Enugu South Local Government Areas (Enugu metropolis) of the state was still in force.
“The Command’s attention has been drawn to the activities of some members of the public and some people from relevant security agencies who ride their motorcycles in the areas mentioned.
“They are contravening relevant sections of the law dwelling on the use of motorcycles in the areas as mentioned above.
“Anyone found violating the law will be promptly apprehended irrespective of his or her agency and prosecuted in line with the provisions of the relevant sections of the law,” he warned.