Anambra Police warns against violation of motorcycle ban in designated areas

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By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
Following the re-introduction of motorcycles by some citizenry and security agents in Anambra State, the State Police command has
re-emphasized its stand to prosecute offenders who scorn the ban on motorcycles in all designated areas across the State.
The State Commissioner of Police Mr. Garba Umar stated this during a courtesy call on the traditional ruler of Obosi in Idemili North Local Government, Igwe Chudubem Iweka.
Mr. Umar, who said that any police officer caught riding motorcycle across the State will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law, adding that the police and other security agencies are not above the law.
Mr. Umar who noted that following the ban on motorcycles in some designated places in State, the Command has noticed the upswing of motorcycles in the said areas, reminding the public that the ban still stands while driving of motorcycles after seven o’clock in all parts of the State is still prohibited.
The Police Commissioner called on the public and journalists to report any police officer and other security agents driving motorcycle to the command headquarters.
On his part, the Traditional ruler of Obosi, Igwe Iweka, acknowledged that the ban on the use of motorcycle is a great achievement in the security sector of the State and pleaded for the sustainability of the initiative especially in Obosi to curtail the high rate of crime in the area.

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