Okada Ban: Delta State Govt Burns Down 200 Motorcycles

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200 motorcycles were allegedly burnt on Sunday Oct, 5th by the Delta state government.

The State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Ben Igbakpa, has come under fire for burning over 200 commercial motorcycles in Sapele area, an act some have described as ‘wickedness and jungle justice’

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Two weeks ago, the State government banned Okada in some parts of the state, including Ika South, Ika North and Sapele.

The ban was however flouted by some motorcycle riders who got their machines seized by officials of the state. The seized motorcycles have now allegedly been burnt at the Mosogar end of the Gammon Bridge in Sapele.

According to Sahara Reporters correspondent, the state’s Commissioner for Transport, Ben Igbakpa, denied knowledge of the State burning the motorcycles.

“I am not aware of the burning of any Okada, the fact remains that any confiscated Okada is not going back to the owner. How such Okadas are being disposed is not the issue, what matters is that, all Okadas in these areas must be off the road” he said



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