Lagos Police Warn Okada Riders Against Planned Protest On June 1
Following the state government’s ban on commercial motorcycle operations in six local government areas, the Lagos State Police Command has advised commercial motorcycle operators, often known as Okada, against staging a mass protest on June 1.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has placed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and other tactical units on red alert, according to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
In a statement, yesterday, the PPRO, said: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a panic-laced message making the rounds on social media, purporting that motorcycle riders in the state have concluded plans to disrupt social and commercial activities in the state from June 1, 2022, in protest of the ban on the use of motorcycles within six LGAs in the state.
“Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, uses this medium to assure Lagosians that all necessary human, material and operational resources have been deployed across the state, to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
A well-thought-out security architecture, based on a rigorous crime-mapping of the state, has been installed across the state’s length and width.
Moreover, all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and tactical commanders have been placed on high alert in case of an emergency.
“CP Alabi, therefore, enjoins residents 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 are fully on top of the situation”.