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They took Gh¢200 from me this morning; I don't even have money to buy food- Okada rider cries out

The way motorbike riders are being treated in this country seems to be getting out of hands as the rate at which the police take money from them continues to increase as the days go by. 

Earlier this morning, a motorbike rider who is into the 'okada' business spoke to some journalist and explained how some the policemen took the only money he had on him.

The rider told the reporters that, he was on his way to pick up a customer who called him earlier when two policemen stopped him around Ashaiman. The police begun to interrogate him and asked for his license which he showed to them.

After the check, the policemen decided to impound his motorbike because he was not wearing a helmet. According to the young man, wearing the helmet makes it uncomfortable when he is riding; especially when the sun is out.

He then decided to plead with the policemen but they demanded Gh¢200 before they could release his motorbike. The young rider with no other option had to give out the only money he had on him which was exactly Gh¢200.

“This morning, I was on my way to pick up a customer when to policemen stopped me and arrested me because I was not wearing a helmet. They asked me to pay Gh¢250 but I was able to give them Gh¢200 which was the only money I had on me. I don't even have money to buy food now”, the okada rider narrated.

The young rider also said that, this is what okada riders in Ghana go through everyday.

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