The police have impounded 1,049 motorbikes in a week at various points of Accra as part of an operation to clamp down on the activities of suspected criminals. 137 of the riders have been put before the court, with 25 of them already convicted. Fines totaling GH¢29,380 imposed by the courts have been cleared by the collective group for various offenses. The week-long operation was directed by the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner Of Police (DCOP) Afful Boakye Yiadom. The police had also secured bench warrants for 17 persons who failed to appear before the court while warning letters had been issued to 31 persons.
The Kaneshie Divisional Police Command impounded the highest number of motorbikes of 65, while the Anyah District Police Command, under the Odorkor Divisional Command, arrested the least of 16 motorbikes. A commercial motorbike operator, who gave his name as Mustaf Alhassan, said “l know our operations are banned, but we have to survive. I witnessed the police operation at La and quickly made a U-turn to avoid being arrested I went home to sleep, and l have not been able to operate as an okada rider”.