The Federal Road Safety Corps, Pankshin Unit Command on Wednesday has warned that it will clamp down on any unregistered motorcycles and unlicensed riders, especially commercial motorcycle riders popularly called Okada riders in the area.
Assistant Corps Commander Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, the Pankshin Unit Commander, gave the warning in his office while fielding questions from journalists.
He said that the command had resolved to impound any okada operating in the hinterland unregistered and also without diver’s licence.
He said that it would be better for such culprits to keep off the Roads in his command/jurisdiction.
According to him, the Corps new rules were for the operators’ advantage especially in unforeseen circumstances like theft.
He said that it was usually very difficult to trace unregistered bikes when they are reported stolen, describing it as “very unfortunate and pitiful” a situation where a claimant could become the thief if his stolen bike was eventually registered by the other person who stole it.