By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Ho
The Ghana Police Service in a one-night operation in the Volta regional capital Ho have arrested over one hundred motorcycles for not holding their requisite documents.
Police on Wednesday evening took onto the streets at some vantage points in the city and arrested privates, commercial and motorcycles from some government institutions including those provided to some assembly members.
According to a police source, the exercise which is a national operation was to check whether the motorcycles are genuinely owned and can easily be identified should anything happen.
Meanwhile police have declined to accept document from some riders who at the time of the operation have their documents with them but hauled all bikes to the regional police headquarters and tasked owners to follow up the next morning.
ACP Stephen Delaporte, the Volta regional commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) disclosed to IGNEWSS that, the operation has demanded for driving licences, Insurance, motor registration, and road worthy to warrant a release any impounded motorcycle.
He said, his office will not charge or process bike riders and owners for court but will wait for any order from the national for actions should owners fail to come with their documents.
ACP Delaporte stated that, police shall continue the operations to other districts in order to bring sanity and also help check robbery and other criminal activities on the roads.
He said, police have liaised with some insurance companies and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) with chits from the police to enable owners get their papers done before their motorbikes be released to them.
The police however through the regional MTTD commander said the operation is to also create awareness to the general public especially motor riders and owners to duly register their motors and acquire the requisite documents for their motors.
Speaking on the arrest of institutional motorcycles, the Commander said they are using discretions to release some however, others were asked to come with official notice from their departmental heads to clear them.