Lagos Govt Impounds 196 Okadas, Arrests 72 Riders
The Lagos State Government is bulldozing anything on its way to a attaining its mega-city status.
This includes eliminating commercial motorcycle riders, aka Okada from Lagos roads.
On Tuesday, the Lagos State Task Force in collaboration with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), arrested 72 motorcyclists and impounded 196 motorcycles for allegedly contravening traffic laws.
The Chairman of the task force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who confirmed the seizures to newsmen in Lagos, said the offenders would be arraigned before a Mobile Court, Oshodi.
Egbeyemi said the enforcement was jointly carried out based on series of complaints from innocent members of the public on criminal activities allegedly perpetuated by motorcyclists.
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He said they were arrested around Second Rainbow, Festac and Mile 2 areas adding that investigation by the task force revealed criminal activities of these motorcyclists are on the rise.
“They terrorise innocent members of the public both day and night by dispossessing them of their valuables such as phone, jewelries and bags.
“Investigation further revealed that these motorcyclists around these areas were responsible for series of attack on motorists whenever there is traffic at night around Mile 2 Bridge towards Festac,” Egbeyemi said.
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