29th May, 2022
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said its operatives are ready to enforce the ban on okada riders from plying six Local Governments in the state beginning from June 1.
The command, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin said its attention had been drawn to a panic-laced message making the rounds on social media purporting that motorcycle riders in the state had concluded plans to disrupt social and commercial activities in Lagos State from June 1, 2022 in protest of the ban on the use of motorcycles within six LGAs in Lagos State.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, uses this medium to assure all Lagosians that all necessary human, material and operational resources have been deployed across the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
“A carefully drafted security architecture, resulting from a detailed crime-mapping of the state has been emplaced across the length and breadth of the state. In addition, all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical commanders have been placed on red alert towards any eventuality,” the statement said.
The statement added that Alabi enjoined all residents of Lagos State to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or intimidation before, during and after the touted date for the purported civil disturbance, as officers and men of the Command were fully on top of the situation.