Crime

No cause for alarm over Okada ban in Lagos- Police

LAGOS State Police Command has allayed the fear of residents over the June 1, 2022 enforcement over ban of commercial motorcycles popularlly known as Okada in Lagos.

The Command urged the public to go about their businesses peacefully as the enforcement will be handled professionally.

This was contained in a statement by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Spokesperson of the Command, saying, “the attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a panic-laced message making the rounds on social media purporting that motorcycle riders in the state have concluded plans to disrupt social and commercial activities in Lagos State from June 1, 2022 in protest of the ban on the use of motorcycles within six LGAs in Lagos State.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, psc, mnim uses this medium to assure all Lagosians that all necessary human, material and operational resources have been deployed across the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

“A carefully drafted security architecture, resulting from a detailed crime-mapping of the state has been emplaced across the length and breadth of the state. In addition, all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical commanders have been placed on red alert towards any eventuality.

“CP Alabi, therefore, enjoins all residents of Lagos State to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or intimidation before, during and after the touted date for the purported civil disturbance, as officers and men of the Command are fully on top of the situation,” he said.

 

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