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Police pardons 91 reckless riders


THE ASHANTI Regional Police Command, led by DCOP Afful Boakye Yiadom, the Regional Police Commander, have pardoned 91 nabbed motor riders.

The riders were apprehended by the police in various parts of the boisterous city ostensibly for breaking road traffic rules and regulations in the Garden City.

A two days exercise, which led to the 91 arrests, formed part of the Police Administration’s new ‘Police Action Against Rider Indiscipline’ programme.

The riders were nabbed for riding without license, riding uninsured motorbikes, riding motorbikes without proper documentation and riding without helmet, among others.

Originally, the 91 motor riders, who were all males, were supposed to be immediately arraigned before the law courts in the city for the law to deal with them.

But DCOP Boakye Yiadom’s administration, upon a second thought, decided to pardon them, on grounds that all the suspects were virtually first time offenders.

Addressing the media, DCOP Boakye Yiadom said the riders looked remorseful but stated that “their details have been taken so they won’t be spared if arrested again”.

According to him, to help prevent the riders from committing mistakes on the road again “I will take them to traffic light spots in the city and educate them today”.

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