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Police confirm ban on okada in Delta, warn riders


Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, has confirmed that the ban on motorcycles, known as Okada, is real and strictly enforced.

Edafe issued a warning to all Okada riders to keep their bikes off the streets, stating that any impounded motorcycles would be crushed. “The enforcement of the ban on motorcycles popularly called Okada is serious and that’s exactly how we take it,” Edafe tweeted on Sunday.

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“The ban is real, so it’s better you carry your bike and lock it somewhere because Edafe Bright cannot help when it’s impounded. The directive from the State Government is to crush them all.”

This announcement follows a directive from the Secretary to the State Government, Kingsley Emu. Emu addressed the media on May 24, after a State Council Meeting led by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori. He explained that the ban was necessary due to the rise in crimes and vandalism involving Okada. The strict enforcement of this ban began on Saturday, June 1.

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Delta State authorities are determined to curb crime and ensure public safety, and the ban on Okada is a critical part of these efforts.