Why 'Okada' Riders, Police Clashed In Lagos
There is a renewed clampdown on commercial motorcycles on Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Some motorcycles have been confiscated and the riders are not happy.
The riders on Thursday expressed their grievances by blocking the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
They reportedly hauled stones at policemen from the Ojo division, who tried to disperse them.
It was gathered that the protesters were eventually dispersed with the support of operatives of the Okoko division, Rapid Response Squad and soldiers from the Ojo Military Cantonment.
A source said: "The riders, along with some miscreants, at about 7:00 a.m. gathered around LASU's main gate to start the protest.
"Their presence on the road drew the attention of the DPO, Ojo Police Division, who mobilised policemen to the area. They appealed to the protesters and they dispersed.
"The protesters re-emerged later in larger number, making bonfires and blocking both sides of the expressway. They threw stones which shattered the windscreens of several vehicles and injured some policemen".
The Lagos State Police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said there was no clash, adding that peace had returned to the area.
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