The Lagos State Police Command has warned that both motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders and passengers who defy the new ban on Okada operations in the state will be arrested and prosecuted.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had earlier announced a ban in six local governments including Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, and Apapa.
The ban was imposed by the state government after a sound engineer and married dad-of-two, David Imoh was lynched by Okada riders over an N100 balance.
Sanwo-Olu said with effect from June 1, that security operatives should enforce the proscription order across the listed councils.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin in a recent tweet warned motorcyclists and their passengers who defy the new ban, clearly stating that they will both be arrested and prosecuted with effect from next month.
“Under the new total ban of motorcycles in six local government areas of Lagos State, passengers and riders alike will be arrested and prosecuted. The passenger is an accomplice. Ignorance will not be an excuse!”
Below is a screenshot of his tweet…