The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force were attacked by Okada riders in Apapa on Saturday, October 29, 2016, during last Saturday environmental sanitation. According to the chairman of the Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the Okada riders with total disregard for the laws were plying restricted routes, picking and dropping off passengers between the restricted hours of 7am to 10am.
As the officers made move to arrest and impound their motorcycles, the okada riders mobilized themselves and attacked the officers with stones, machetes and broken bottles, thereby injuring one of the drivers on the head and damaging windscreens and front lights of 4 trucks belonging to the Task Force. The officers successfully impounded about 27 motorcycles and were able to arrest 5 of the attackers who would be charged to court.
The chairman of the Task Force also revealed that during the month of October 2016 the Agency arrested 1750 miscreants/hoodlums including those brought to the Agency for prosecution by some of the Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force across the State. 300 were screened out of these 1750, while the remaining 1450 were charged to courts.
Also, 1105 motorcycle operators plying restricted routes across the State were impounded by the Agency.
He also confirmed that the Lagos State Government has directed that the entire Apapa area be thoroughly sanitised of miscreants and hoodlums including motorcycle operators plying restricted routes for a safer and a cleaner environment for the entire people of Apapa and the State at large.