17th August, 2022
A yet-to-be-identified motorcyclist died during a clash between commercial motorcyclists, known as okada riders, and the Police over an accident that occurred at Abule-Egba area of Lagos.
The Police spokesman in Lagos State SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident on Tuesday on his verified Twitter handle.
Hundeyin in a series of tweets said, after a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble.
He said that Police arrived at the scene to quell the unrest, but the motorcyclists violently attacked the Policemen.
“After a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 1630hrs today, motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble. Police arrived on the scene to quell the unrest. The riders violently attacked the Police.
“This resulted in the death of one of the riders. Normalcy has been restored to the area. The DPO Oko-Oba and his men are fully on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
“We are fully aware of the disturbances in Oko-Oba area of Lagos State. Our officers have been deployed. Situation has been brought under control,” he tweeted.