Wednesday, 5 April 2023

One dies as Okada riders, police clash in Lagos

Some commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, on Wednesday, killed a policeman along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.
The incident happened around the Cele Bus Stop area of the Expressway.
The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.
He said while the slain officer was a Police Inspector, the motorcyclists also injured a Divisional Police Officer was also injured.
Hundeyin, who confirmed this in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle, said that the incident resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the impoundment of forty-one motorcycles.
According to Hundeyin, the two police officers were attacked while enforcing the existing motorcycle ban in parts of Lagos State.
“While enforcing the existing ban on the use of motorcycles in parts of Lagos State, Police Officers of Isolo Division came under attack from motorcycle riders at Cele bus-stop, resulting in the death of one Police Inspector & serious injury to the Divisional Police Officer.
‘Two suspects have been arrested while forty-one motorcycles were impounded. The Lagos State Police Command will not be deterred from carrying out its mandate of enforcing duly established laws.
“Citizens are urged to remain law-abiding, as riders and passengers alike arrested on prohibited routes will face the law. Above all, any form of attack on Police Officers will no longer be tolerated!” he tweeted.

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