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By Barnabas Augustine 

Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has signed Executive Order banning the use of tricycles popularly known as keke napep and motorcycles operating in Yola North, Yola South and Girei Local Government Areas from 10pm to 5am.

In a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou said the Order can 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. 

According to Mr. Wonosikou Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri expressed concern over the activities of hoodlums disturbing the peace of the State, said government will not leave any stone unturned towards protecting the lives and property of innocent citizens.
The statement read in parts:

“While describing the activities of such miscreants as unacceptable, Governor 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 thereforr be effectively curtailed”.

“He said no responsible government  will  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 life free from thuggery, robbery, theft, maiming and other criminal activities.

The Executive Order prescribes 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 states 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”.

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