We Are Not Behind Security Challenges – Oyo ACOMORON Wants Synergy With Govt

With rate of using bikes and tricycles to mastermind criminal acts in Oyo State, the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle And Motorcycle, Owners, Repairs And Riders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORON, has said none of its members was involved in the present security challenges adding that some bad elements are using motorcycle to perpetrate evil in the state.
The Chairman, Com. Olugbode Solomon made this known on Monday while briefing Journalists on the need to meet with the state government to synergize and strategize in combating crime in the state.
He explained, “I want to call on relevant agents, the Ministry of Transportation,Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, Security Agencies and other Stakeholders in Oyo State to let us synergize to strategize and sanitize Okada/Tricycle Operation in the State.
“The issue of Registration and Data Collection of each riders is a must at this time when Okada and Tricycle Operation is becoming porous and treat to security.”
Solomon added that both riders and the passengers are victims of the hoodlums using motorbike for criminal act.
He said the association wants an end to it adding that many of their parks have been hijacked forcefully despite court judgement and legal documents.
“The members of ACOMORAN are well informed and ready to cooperate with the government but many of our parks have been forcefully and violently hijacked by the motorist, both in the past and now.
“Our tickets and uniforms were torn in some parts of the State. Our executives who mediated were harassed. We thought the injustice will be corrected under the present Park Management System led by Alh.Mukaila Lamidi (aka Auxiliary) but opposite is the case as it is an old wine in new bottle.
“Despite court judgement and our legal documents, the motorist and other unruly guys have violently taken over Okada & tricycle parks in the name of PMS. We cannot continue to keep quiet.”
He pleaded with the government to intervene as they are law abiding citizens of the state.
He also wants the government to stop the motorists and PSM from meddling into the motorcycle and tricycle operation in the state.
“As a law abiding organization who appreciate the rapid progress development, embark upon by His Excellency, Gov. Seyi Makinde, we are prepared and ready to cooperate with the government and we believe together we can have a safer and peaceful society of our area in Oyo State.” He concluded
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