Okada Ban: Police, Others Hold Show Of Force In Lagos

Okada Ban

The Lagos Police Command in collaboration with sis­ter agencies on Wednesday held a show of force across the state in preparation to enforce the ban of Okada in additional local government areas in the state.

The officers from Nigeri­an Army, LNSC, LASTMA and Federal Road Safety Corps converged on the com­mand’s headquarters, Ikeja, before heading out for the show of force.

This development is com­ing following the ban of oka­da in additional four local government in the state.

The four LGAs and the LCDAs under them were Iko­si-Isheri LCDA, Agboyi-Ketu LCDA in Kosofe, Isolo LCDA, Ejigbo LCDA in Ishodi, Bari­ga LCDA, Shomolu and Odi- Olowo LCDA in Mushin.

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The command stated that in readiness for the Septem­ber 1 commencement of enforcement of total ban on motorcycles in the state, se­curity agencies embarked on a show-of-force.

Spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said, “Total en­forcement on motorcycles commences in additional four LGAs on September 1, 2022 and the command in readiness embarked on a show of force.”

The Commissioner of Po­lice, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has how­ever warned that violators of the ban would be prompt­ly arrested and prosecuted.

“Law abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimida­tion,” he stated.

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