Amitolu Shittu, the Field Commander of the Osun Amotekun Corps, asked for legislation on Tuesday to limit the hours of operation for commercial motorcyclists in the state.
Many people utilize motorcycles to commit crime at strange hours, according to Shittu, who spoke in Osogbo on his 57th birthday.
The Amotekun CEO also urged the state House of Assembly to pass legislation prohibiting clients of leisure sites from travelling about town during odd hours in the state.
Shittu, who described 2021 as a difficult year for the Amotekun corps, reaffirmed the corps’ commitment to the abolition of crime in the state.
He urged the state’s security agencies to work together more to prevent crime, and he emphasized that more finances for Amotekun should be made available in the coming year.
He said, “The government must summon courage, especially the state House of Assembly must enact a law that will restrict movement of club patrons and the night crawlers to their club houses until 6am in the morning.
“Also, government needs to ban commercial motorcycle riders from operating at night. It is uncalled for seeing riders use axes, guns, cutlasses, killing people at night. They are the ones carrying armed robbers to the houses of their victims.
“In the last one year, it has been very hectic for us combating crime, but I give kudos to Governor Oyetola for what he has done and I want to advise him to do more for us by providing more operational vehicles, and funding.”