Decision Made By Police Is In Respect To May 30 Attack On Police Post
The Lagos State police command, over the weekend stated that unlawful commercial motorcycle operators, popularly known as Okada Riders, starting from June 15 will be arrested.
Edgal Imohimi, Lagos state Commissioner of Police, who had a meeting with commercial motorcycle unions, said the decision was made following the May 30 attack on the Ibeshe Police Post, during which a police patrol vehicle was burnt.
SP Chike Oti, the state Police Public Relations Officer, in his statement revealed that the meeting was attended by leaders of the Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State, Nagari Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association and Okada Riders Welfare Association.
The statement read in part, “During the meeting, the CP said the police would not only arrest unruly okada riders but ensure that they face the full wrath of the law.”
Oti said from June 15, any motorcycle without number plate would be impounded, while commercial motorcycle operators were not to ply highways and the bridges, among others.