Osun Police Orders Hood Wearing Okada Riders To Stop Act

Osun Police Orders Hood Wearing Okada Riders To Stop Act
  • PublishedJuly 24, 2023


The Osun State Police Command on Monday, warned commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders who use hood/facemasks to cover their heads, faces and nose mask to stop immediately.

In a statement, the image maker of the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola said the warning and directive becomes imperative due to series of reports that, criminal minded Okada riders uses hood with intent to commit crimes such as Robbery, Rape etc.


Opalola said the act on the innocent citizens especially unsuspecting passengers are carried out during the night time, while their identities will not be easily ascertained.

The Police Command enjoined the leadership of Okada Riders Association in the state to warn their members against covering of their heads and faces in any form while riding their motorcycles, as the command has mapped-out strategies to arrest and prosecute anyone found wanting in this regard.

Opalola further stated that: “In the same vein, members of the public are advised not to board or engage the service of any commercial motorcyclist (Okada) with hood/facemasks while riding their motorcycles.”


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