The Kano Police Command has reiterated the ban on carrying passengers on Motorcycles within the Kano metropolitan region.
SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, the command’s Public Relations Officer, said as much in a statement released on Friday in Kano.
“The command wishes to remind the law abiding and good people of the state that the ban on carrying passengers on motorcycles (Achaba/Okada), is still in place.”
All Divisional Police Officers in the Kano metropolitan region have been ordered to continue enforcing the prohibition.
Any person or group who violates the ban will be detained and prosecuted, according to Haruna-Kiyawa.
For their own and other road users’ safety, he also asked motorists to continue to follow traffic rules and regulations.
Police Surveillance Patrol teams are stationed at strategic areas around Kano’s borders to monitor road users’ actions.
Residents should report any suspicious behavior to the local police station for rapid response, rather than taking the law into their own hands, according to the command spokeswoman.
He promised that strict patrols, raids on criminal hideouts, and black spot investigations would continue across the state.
Motorcycles banned in Lagos State
The Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Unit (taskforce) has seized over 2,000 motorcycles, which will be crushed at Alausa tomorrow morning, according to the agency.
Another 2,228 bikes were seized for operating on highways in six Local Government Areas and associated Council Development Areas, in violation of the ban.
Prior to the ban’s implementation on June 1, security services cracked down on disobedient cyclists on major highways, particularly between Toyota and Mile Two bus stops on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Cappa to Agege on the Abeokuta Expressway, and major intersections in Surulere and Lagos Island.
During the first two days of the enforcement, over 259 bikes were seized and 18 suspects, including passengers, were arrested, according to the agency’s Director, Press and Public Affiars, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem.
He stated that all individuals apprehended would face charges.
Hundreds of motorcycles were crushed on May 25, according to him, and the chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, believed the measure would make the ban more complete and effective.