Abia state government has placed a ban on Commercial Motorcyclists popularly known as Okada in Umuahia and Aba with immediate effect.
In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Kazie Uko and made available to newsmen, the Governor further directed security agencies to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.
The Press Release further reads thus:
‘The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has directed the immediate ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as Okada, within Umuahia, the State capital, and Aba Metropolis.
Effective Monday, August 14, 2023, any motorcycle seen on the streets of Umuahia and Aba townships being used for such purpose will be impounded by the security agencies.
Also, security agencies have been directed to arrest any individual caught violating this order, for possible prosecution.
This directive takes immediate effect.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
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