Dec 4, 2022

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1 Dead As Okada Ban Takes Off in Lagos, Stirs Mixed Reactions –

  • The impact of the ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as okada, in some parts of Lagos state has affected many Nigerians
  • In a According to a new development, a middle-aged woman’s life was shattered after falling from a motorcycle on Wednesday, even as the Okada rider tried to escape arrest
  • Interestingly, motorcyclists continue On Wednesday, the state government’s renewed ban was followed in large parts of Lagos

On Wednesday, June 1st, a middle-aged woman died the spot when she fell off a commercial motorcycle, popularly known as the Okada, at Ikeja Along.

According to a report by The Nation, the rider was trying to avoid arrest since the ban on Okada operations has begun.

Ikeja is one of the six s local governments and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the crackdown pilot phase.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu signed an executive order on Wednesday, May 18, banning the operation of Okada in 15 counties across the state.

An eyewitness shed more light on how the middle-aged woman died

The woman, whose identity was unknown according to an eyewitness named Clement Inuwa, a professional bus driver, fell as the Okada driver tried to dodge the task force that was stationed on both lanes Arrest of all violators of the governor’s order.

< p class="align-left">Clement said:

“The Okada driver and passenger were coming from Iyana-Ipaja and heading towards Oshodi very early in the morning when they ran into the enforcement team.< /blockquote>

“When maneuvering and avoiding a fes The woman fell, hit her head on the median, and died instantly. However, the Okada driver escaped.”

Port users in Apapa area sue

At Apapa, it has been a difficult time for port users, like many of them had resorted to trekking, while few cycled to Apapa Wharf and the TinCan ports due to the start of the full ban on Okada operations.

The access roads to the port , such as Creek Road and others were spared the Okada threat yesterday as operators stayed away on the first day of enforcing the order.

Up until Wednesday, Okada was solely dependent on the port Users in and out of Apapa as port activities have rendered the entire port city almost inaccessible.

Nigerians Respond

Chioma Ozonna Chiedozie

” Before I got on a bike 2 days ago I asked if they were locked already, they said no it’s tomorrow s one will. I don’t want her Wahala.

“May her soul rest in peace, amen.”

Japhet N. Igbaukum wrote

“I believe the Okada ride would be Jubirin, commonly known as Aboki.”

Valentine Wabilly explained

“Stubbornness doesn’t pay. After you knew they were forbidden Okada.”

The Okonkwo comedy said:

“I’m sure it’s an Aboki man. These people drive like they have an appointment with death.”

Oki Al-Hassan said

“To assemble a transport company (Okada) that just banned isn’t really a wise decision.”

< blockquote>“May her soul rest in complete solemnity.”

Bada Wale said

< blockquote>“Do you see the threat these people are creating? You just got a Killed an innocent woman, but the killer Okada is unknown.”

Babajide Merit said

“The middle-aged woman committed suicide mission herself, so sad that she paid the ultimate price. Climbing Okada on the highway knowing their activities are banned is risky.”

Benny Fortune Akinyemi said

“What a sad incident.

Benny Fortune Akinyemi said:” blockquote>

“May her soul rend.”

Aare Adewale Sam Olajide questions

“Who is to blame?? Taskforce, Okada driver or the woman..

“May the Lord comfort your family..”

Okada Ban: Lagos Police deploy officers in strategic locations before enforcement

Benjamin Hundeyin, the state’s police spokesman, issued a statement Sunday, May 29 that this was in response to a message on social media.< /p>

The message, which was forwarded many times on WhatsApp, says there is a planned riot by Okada drivers on Wednesday June 1st /h2>

In the meantime, as in the st According to the state government, six LGA and nine LCDA are affected by the ban.

Effective from June 1st In 2022, the governor directed security forces to enforce the ban in the listed councils.

The full list includes: Apapa, Iganmu LCDA, Ikeja, Ojodu LCDA, Onigbongbo LCDA, Lagos Island, Lagos Island West LCDA, Lagos Island East LCDA, Lagos Mainland, Yaba LCDA, Surulere, Coker Aguda LCDA and Itire-Ikate LCDA.