Okada pillions may be charged to court


June 17, 2016 By Victoria Saffa

Regional Traffic Officer of the Sierra Leones Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abdul Bangura, has revealed that the Police would soon start to charge to court pillions on commercial bikes (Okada) in the central business district.

He made this statement yesterday (Thursday) on Culture Radio’s Good Morning Ride Show, while speaking on the importance of road safety in the country.

ASP Bangura opined that pillions on commercial motorbikes (Okadas) were part of lawlessness caused by the riders, adding that “If people stop boarding these Okadas, the riders will stop plying around. But most of these passengers are the ones tolerating the Okada riders to roam along the streets.”

He added: “I am therefore calling on Sierra Leoneans to be law abiding and stop using these commercial bikes as means of transportation. We want to protect people from accidents and the only way we can do that is when we stop the commercial bikes to stop plying around the central business district.”