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Ondo Government warns okada riders against harassing accident victims

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The Ondo State Government has cautioned commercial motorcyclists, also known as Okada riders, who are found at accident scenes harassing victims to put an end to such acts. The state acting Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has warned that anyone caught engaging in such activities will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The warning comes after a mob, consisting mostly of Okada riders, stoned 35-year-old Tope Olorunfemi to death for allegedly causing a fatal accident that claimed two lives and injured six others in Akure on Easter Monday.

The acting Governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, spoke at a meeting organized with leaders and commercial motorcyclists in Akure. He cautioned commercial motorcyclists to desist from taking the law into their hands and to follow and believe in the rule of law. He warned that anyone caught in the act of jungle justice would be arrested and prosecuted.

Aiyedatiwa further urged commercial motorcyclists to always sympathize with accident victims and take them to the hospital for medical attention. He emphasized that accidents were inevitable, and anyone caught gathering to start trouble after an accident would be taken to prison without trial. The acting Governor also warned commercial motorcyclists against attacking other road users during accidents.

The motorcyclists’ coordinator in the state, Isaac Sico, responded by saying that not all their members were troublemakers, and only a few bad eggs were giving them a bad name. The Ondo State Government aims to maintain peace and order in the state and protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of their occupation or social status.

The Ondo State Government has issued a stern warning to commercial motorcyclists who harass accident victims to desist from such acts. The government is committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all citizens and maintaining law and order in the state. Commercial motorcyclists have been urged to abide by the rule of law and not to take the law into their hands

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