Amid high rate of criminal activities in Gbarnga, Bong County and its environs, the Joint Security in the county has placed a restriction on the movement of motorcyclist plying the streets.The restriction which commenced Wednesday, 3 April sets 11PM as deadline for motorcyclists in the streets.
According to Bong Police Commander Frederick Nappy, the restriction is aimed at reducing the rate of criminal activities in the county.
He blames motorcyclists for the high level of criminal activities in Gbarnga, maintaining that some of the motorcyclists are criminals who usually steal peaceful citizen’s properties.
There’s a recent robbery case that occurred at the Frank Joe Community in which a huge amount of money and valuable properties were taken from victim Abel Pope.
Mr. Nappy discloses that four of the six robbery suspects that were arrested were motorcyclists.
“The Police think that this is the right step taken because it will allow us to arrest armed robbers and we are sure that will be done,” Commander Nappy adds.
He did not say when the new mandate will end.
Speaking in support of the joint security’s mandate to place a restriction on the movement of motorcyclists at night hours, the president of the Bong Motorcycle Union Sam Elliot urges his colleagues who are in the constant habit of riding at night to respect the new security measure with immediate effect.
He warns that violators will be punished in accordance with the law.–Edited by Winston W. Parley