- The Lagos State Police Command has declared its willingness to enforce the June 1st ban on commercial motorcyclists
- In a statement from Lagos Police PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, the troop’s move was in response to a message on social media
- Meanwhile, the troop has stated that it has the necessary human, material and operational resources deployed to forestall a breakdown in law and order during ban enforcement at six LGAs in the state
Lagos Police Departments have officers in State deployed in different parts of the state to prevent the breakdown of law and order in enforcing the ban on commercial motorcyclists named Okada, reports Premium Times.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman of the state es, announced in a statement on Sunday, May 29, that this was in response to a message on social media.
< p class="align-left">The message, which appeared many times on Whatsapp forwarded says there is a planned riot by Okada drivers on Wednesday June 1st.
The planned riot to protest the ban
According to the message, the planned riot is to protest the ban.
After the mob attack that led to the After the death of David Imoh, a sound engineer in the state’s Lekki region, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a ban on six local governorates.
The ban is effective Wednesday, June 1.
Hundeyin said police were aware of the panicked news, The Punch added.
Police said no cause for alarm esp tehe, having all the necessary human, material and operational resources in place, security forces have been deployed across the state to prevent any breakdown in law and order.
The force confirmed:
“A carefully crafted security architecture consisting of A detailed crime map of the state was laid out across the length and breadth of the state.
“Also, all area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders were placed on alert for all Contingencies staggered .”
Okada ban: Police to arrest and prosecute passengers
In another related incident, the Lagos state government says that she will not tolerate any act or violation of law and order, as doing so will have severe consequences.
Recently decreed Lagos State Police seized 150 motorcycles traveling on the highways of restricted areas in Lagos State.
Similarly, passengers were warned not to patronize Okada drivers as they could otherwise be arrested and prosecuted.
Security group welcomes Sanwo Olu’s ban on Okada
Meanwhile, the Southwest Security Stakeholder Group (SSSG) has the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the recent ban on commercial motorcyclists.
While the group welcomed the move, the group’s statement also called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to extend the ban to other areas of the state.