Ebonyi State police Command have impounded over 167 motorcycles in Abakaliki for violating the state government ban on operation of bikes in the night
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah while speaking with journalists, said over 167 motorcycles were impounded.
Odah said over N600,000 have been raked in for the state government from defaulters, and the motorcycles can only be released to their owners after they pay N8,500 fine as stipulated by law in the state.
She however warned that the command would not hesitate to arrest anyone disobeying the ban on operation of motorcycle in the night in the state.
Motorcycles were banned from 7 p.m. in the state especially those who are commercial motorcyclists.
DSP Odah explained that the ban was to curb crimes in the state but it has been flouted by the operators leading to the state police command to commence massive confiscation of the motorcycle.
The impounded motorcycles were parked in front of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) while some defaulters are coming to claim theirs after payment.
Speaking with Citizens’ Advocate, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha warned Ebonyians to stay away from troubles to avoid clash with the law and anyone found fomenting trouble in the state would be dealt with decisively.
He said “People should stay away from trouble because we will not leave you. Trouble will lead you into problem; please stay away because we will not leave you unpunished. If you try it, we will go all out against you and there is no way you will escape it because we are more in number and the laws of the land are against what you are doing.