Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps has raised the alarm over how members of the public who boarded commercial mototcyles as well as cabs got missing during the day.
It warned residents in the State to stop boarding motorcycles (Okada) without SITA registration number as well as avoid riders with hooded faces to ascertain their safety.
Commander Ondo Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, who doubles as the Special Adviser to Governor Akeredolu on Security Matters, said many persons have fallen victims of the dastardly acts.
He said they were working on breaking the sydicate but that the public should stop boarding any Okada that does not wear SITA registration and without commercial registration number plate.
“Taxies that are not painted and numbered in commercial number should not ply the road again .
“Any taxi without registration number is assumed to belong to that syndicate and we are tracking them down, but we want to warn members of the public not to board such Okada or taxi otherwise, they may end up being hypnotised and kidnapped.
“This ungodly act is more rampant during the day and this more reason Amotekun Corps is warning members of the public to be.
“All those covering their faces with masks and ride Okada are all members of the sydicate.
“To further stem the tide of this latest tactics of kidnap, Okada riders with hooded faces, henceforth, are not allowed to operate in Ondo state.
“No Okada rider should carry any passenger unless such person has been debriefed, satisfied and registered with SITA, otherwise they will be treated as members of the syndicate already arrested.
“This moment, it is not a case of seizing Okada , they will be arrested and prosecuted.”