Posted by News Express | 29 May 2021 | 467 times
Anambra State has banned the operation of motorcycle, tricycle (Keke NAPEP) and shuttle buses in the state beyond between the hours of 7pm to 6am.
The ban was contained in a press release by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prof Solo Chukwudobelu, on Friday night.
According to him, the measure was to help curb the rising spate of crime in the state which include, rival cult killings, armed robbery killing of police officers, etc.
He warned that any community where Keke is used to Rob or commit any crime, the use of Keke will be banned totally in that area and the union exco sanctioned.
Chukwudobelu said the ban will take effect from today, Saturday, May 29, 2021 and run for one month in the first instance;
The statement partly reads: “That the earlier ban on the use of motorcycles in greater Onitsha and Awka areas during the day and night, remains in full force. Any motorcycle found within these areas will be impounded and forfeited;
“That shuttle buses are henceforth banned from using tinted glasses or curtains while plying on Anambra roads. All other vehicles either with factory fitted tinted glasses or plain glasses must wind down while approaching any security check point to avoid embarrassment;
“Henceforth, any community where Keke is used to Rob or commit any crime, the use of Keke will be banned totally in that area and the union exco sanctioned. Same measures will be applied in the case of shuttle bus and motorcycle.
“Government hereby directs full mobilisation of community youths and stakeholders across the State to take ownership of security in their immediate environments and assist the Police and other Law enforcement Agents to enforce these directives and quickly restore law and order in our state.”
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