-Okada riders clash with police over clamp down on their activities
-The riders besieged the police station to protest against the death of two riders
-The police hierarchy have started investigations into the matter
Okada riders in Aveyime near Sogakope in the Volta Region have entered into an altercation with the police in the area over the death of two okada riders whose deaths have been blamed on the activities of the police.
Many angry motorcycle operators in the area stormed the Aveyime Police Station to demand answers for the death of the riders. In their anger, they burned tires in front of the police station in protest.
According to reports emanating from Class FM, the police went on an operation to stop the moto riders from operating in the area. The police had cited the fact that the activities of the motor riders was in clear breach of motor and traffic regulations.
As the police were on their patrol, some of the okada riders sensing danger tried to flee and it resulted in the death of the two okada riders who were involved in a fatal crash.
The deaths therefore sparked outrage among the okada operators in Aveyime and they went on demonstration in front of the police station to register their displeasure at the way they were being ‘frustrated’ by the activities of the police.
In a press statement, the Director-General of Public Affairs in the Volta region, ASP David Eklu indicated that the matter had come to their attention and they would be working hand-in-hand with the opinion leader and community leaders in the area to ensure that peace and stability are restored in the area.
ASP David Eklu also indicated that the death of the two okada riders was going to be investigated as soon as possible to ascertain the cause of their deaths.
The bodies of the deceased okada riders are yet to be confirmed.
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