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Residents Lament Rate Of Motorcycle Snatching Along Ipetumodu-Ode-Omu Road

Residents Lament Rate Of Motorcycle Snatching Along Ipetumodu-Ode-Omu Road
  • PublishedAugust 27, 2022


Yusuf Oketola

RESIDENTS of Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government of the State of Osun have decried the spate of motorcycle snatching by robbers along Ipetumodu-Ode-Omu road.

The road, according to the residents, has become a deathtrap as some robbers have been using the route to perpetrate the evil act of snatching motorcycles from owners.

Some of the residents accused the police patrolling the road of extorting the road users, especially motorcyclists, instead of securing the route for them.

Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER, a resident of the area, Emmanuel Adegoke, said the case of motorcycle snatching is now rampant along the Ipetumodu-Ode-Omu road, disclosing that some robbers have turned the route to hideout.

He said: “The Ipetumodu-Ode-Omu road has always been a deathtrap. Some unscrupulous people mostly use this route to perpetrate their evil act of snatching mmotorcycles from owners. This has been on for over a year. 

“It will be good if our local security personnel can be strategically placed around the area. It will really help”.

Another resident of Odeomu, Adekunle Adeleke, also lamented that the rate at which robbers were snatching motorcycles was alarming, calling on the police to be up and doing in securing the route for its users.

Adeleke suggested that there should be check point at connecting boundaries of Ipetumodu and Ode-Omu, saying it will go a long way in addressing the problem.

Also, Olayinka Oyetunbi, a resident of Ipetumodu, urged the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of town to send his team on patrol on the road, especially at Isasa bridge, noting that the step would help to checkmate the nefarious act.

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