…urges Police to secure the area

The Oyo State House of Assembly has called on the state Ministry of Public Works and Transport , Police and other agencies of Government to restrict Okada riders, Tricyclists and Commercial drivers from plying Agodi GRA roads and other adjoining roads.

It also called on the Police and other security agencies to mount all round surveillance in the area to reduce the activities of armed robbers, car and bag snatchers and other criminals.

The House made the call on Tuesday following the shooting of a 45year old man around Secretariat-Agodi Government House road, Ibadan on Monday by suspected armed robbers who rode on Motorcycle and later dispossessed their victim of cash he had gone to withdraw as well as the rising cases of attacks by men of the underworld in the area.

Member representing Ibadan South West 1 State Constituency, Hon Yusuf Adebisi raised the need to ban Okada riders, Tricyclists and Commercial Vehicles from plying Agodi GRA road and other adjoining roads on Tuesday at the floor of the house under Matter of Urgent Public Importance.

The lawmaker recalled that a man was macheted last week in the same area by men of the underworld who pretended to be seeking for free ride.

The House after series of deliberations urged the Police in collaboration with officers of Oyo State Road Traffic Maintenance Agency (OYRTMA) to put inscriptions showing restriction of movement on the said roads and that any Okada rider, Tricyclist or commercial driver who flouts this order should be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The Oyo State Government through the state Ministry of Public Works and Transportation was equally asked to see to the possibility of procuring and installing CCTV cameras along Secretariat, Government House and Ibadan Civic center road to track and expose perpetrators of those heinous crimes.

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said it was a bad commentary that armed robbers operate with impunity and even maim and kill their targets on Agodi GRA road and its adorning road.

Hon Ogundoyin noted that Okada riders and other commercial tricycles and drivers should not have thorough fare especially in such reserved areas.

Other lawmakers including Hon Seyi Adisa (Afijio) described Monday’s robbing and shooting death of the said man right at Agodi GRA area as a high security risk

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