OKADA BAN: Hoodlums, riders attack Police in Ikorodu

..arrest 50, impound 14 bikes

POLICE in Lagos have arrested 50 persons and impounded 14 bikes in Ikorodu, Lagos, just as some hoodlums and riders attacked the operatives in a reprisal attack.

This occured on Friday night while the operatives were enforcing the existing ban on commercial motorcyclists.

The Lagos government had prohibited okada operations on highways and in six local government areas.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin who narrated how policemen were attacked said the personnel were fought by hoodlums and riders who tried to stop them.

Hundeyin noted that the raid was carried out after numerous reports about motorcyclists operating at night.

“We reviewed our strategy and stormed Ikorodu last night (existing ban on all highways).

“The riders and hoodlums attacked the Police. We activated our standby backup. 50 arrested, 14 motorcycles impounded.”

The PRO further disclosed that the next action would be the crushing of the seized bikes.

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