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Lagos police begin arrest of lawless ‘Okada’ riders June 15

The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said it has concluded plans to commence massive arrest of unlawful commercial motorcycle operators,  popularly known as Okada riders from June 15.

Rising from a meeting held with the State Commissioner of Police,  Imohimi Edgal and commercial motorcycle unions, the Police Command said the new enforcement was coming in view of the unfortunate incident of May 30 whereby some okada riders, attempted to burn Ibeshe Police Post but ended up burning  a police patrol vehicle stationed at a black spot in the town, a meeting was held to discuss the issue. 

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the meeting, convened by the State Police Command was attended by different okada unions in the state, such as MOALS(Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos state) NAMORA ( Nagari  Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association ) and ORWA (Okada Riders Welfare Association).  

He said during  the meeting, held at the MD Abubakar Conference Hall of the Police Headquarters, the CP decried the attitude of some okada riders who attack members of the public or constituted authorities at the slightest disagreement. 

He warned that the police would not only arrest unruly okada riders but ensure that they  face the full wrath of the law.

Oti said five resolutions were reached at the end of the meeting which would take effect from Friday, June 15. 

 

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