Dare Ogundare, the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, has settled the situation involving okada riders in the state.
The CP met with the warring parties shortly after the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe, met with the Okada riders’ leadership.
Some commercial motorcyclists in Ado-Ekiti had protested an alleged abuse of power by their leaders.
After listening to the disagreements between the association led by the State Chairman, Comrade Kunle Ashaolu, and the representatives of the protesting members, the commissioner of police charged both parties to give peace a chance and ensure that the state’s current peaceful atmosphere is maintained.
The commissioner of police urged people to develop the practice of channeling their complaints effectively and in accordance with the rules and regulations in place, rather than taking the law into their own hands.
Both parties committed to keeping the peace and order in separate speeches.
Meanwhile, individuals detained with hazardous weapons will face appropriate charges in court.