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Adamawa Gov Restricts The Use Of Motorcycles, Tricycles in 3 LGAs

The Periscope reporter

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has issued an Executive Order restricting the use of tricycles and motorcycles in three local governments areas of the state’s namely; Girei, Yola North and Yola South LGAs

The press release Tuesday, signed the press secretary to the state governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou explained that the res within the hours of 10:00pm to 5:00am.

The Order, which could be cited as “Adamawa State Restriction of Movement of Tricycles/Motorcycles Executive Order No.1 of 2021 comes into effect on Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 until further notice.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who expressed concern over the activities of hoodlums disturbing the peace in the state, said government will not leave any stone unturned towards protecting the lives and property of innocent citizens”. Wonosikou explained.

While describing the activities of such miscreants as unacceptable, Fintiri said “they have become an extraordinary threat to the peace, wellbeing, security and stability of the state’s political and economic systems, as well as a negative effect on continuous development, and must therefore be effectively curtailed”.

The governor said no responsible government would allow criminals hijack the peace of the state but must ensure that all residents of Girei, Yola North and Yola South local government areas live a life-free from thuggery, robbery, theft, maiming and other criminal activities.

The Executive Order prescribed a sentence of Six Months imprisonment with an option of one hundred thousand naira fine or both, in addition to forfeiting the tricycle or motorcycle to the government if found guilty for violation of the order.

The Order also stated that any person found in a tricycle or on a motorcycle stationary or in motion, within the prohibited time whether as a rider or passenger shall be liable to prosecution.

“However, only those with genuine reasons, such as seeking medical attention, providing care and assistance to the vulnerable or travelling for purpose of work, classified as essential service, are exempted but must justify it as reasonable cause to the law enforcement agencies and the courts.

“The police and other security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any person found contravening this Executive Order,” the press release read in part.

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