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The Ogun state command has directed that all commercial motorcycle riders operating in Ogun state must register their motorcycles or be sanctioned.

The Command's Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the enforcement would begin from October 1st, 2021.

Oyeyemi who disclosed this in a Press conference organised by the Commercials Motorcycle Riders Identification Scheme (COMORIS) in Abeokuta said that the enforcement was imperative due to increase in criminal activities by some motorcycle riders. 

The Spokesperson said the development is another means deviced by the command, being led by CP Awolowo Ajogun to end crime and criminality in the state.

Oyeyemi stressed that the registration of riders is sacrosanct, calling for the support of all security operatives, as it would assist in quick identification of real riders, genuine number plates, aid crime prevention and detection in the State, .

He said "Proper documentation of the okada riders will form the data base for us to operate in other not to create unnecessary security treat in the State.

"By so doing, this will give us accurate numbers of okada riders we have in the State, their name, area of residence, and their registration number after this registration, they're going to be given a reflective jacket which will have their number inscribed on it.

He further explained that the registration would help  security Operatives identify anyone criminals using okada, adding that it would enable them to know those who are not riders but they are using motorcycle for another purpose.

The Spokesperson maintained that the registration is in collaboration with the State Government as well as the leadership of all the okada association . 

"We have agreed together that this registration is compulsory.We have given a time limit for registration and the enforcement will be effective from first October 2021 .

"Any Okada riders who fail to properly document his presence here in Ogun State would probably have his motorcycle apprehended until the necessary registration is done" he submitted.

The Chairman of COMORIS, Juwon Adebajo said that the compliance drive would commenced on October 1st and urged all riders to register before due date.

Adebanjo announced that the amount of the registration is two N2000 only reareas and there registration number.

The Chairman of ROMO, Dr Abdulai Olusola was represented by the Organising Secretary, Comrade Adewusi Olusola at the event.

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