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IN MUSHIN: Residents seek end to arrest, crush of ‘Okadas’

Residents of Mushin community, Lagos Mainland, has urged the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command to put an end to the arrest and crushing of motorcycles better known as Okada by the state government.

The residents made the plea during the third Stakeholders Security Meeting on Community Policing organised by the Area ‘D’ Command, Mushin, Lagos Mainland, yesterday, Thursday, July 12, 2018.

According to the some who kicked against crushing of okadas, they suggested that sanctions such as fines should be stipulated for offenders, so as to avoid the temptation of affected riders indulging in acts of criminality.

Reacting to the statement, the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal lamented the state of lawlessness and total disregard to traffic laws, especially by commercial motorcyclists whom he accused of always driving against traffic.

According to him, the “Command would not tolerate the excesses of the riders who are fond of breaking traffic laws.”

He added that Command would seek new ways to put an end to the menace just as he urged riders to avoid plying restricted routes.

You would recall that in the last few months, the men of the Lagos State Task Force have raided parts of Lagos State on different occasions to arrest okada riders who are plying restricted routes.



Idris Aina
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