Okada ban: There will be no breakdown of law and order, Police assures Lagos residents

The Lagos State Police Command has assured Lagosians of its readiness to prevent any breakdown of law and order in its enforcement of ban on Okada riders in 6 local government areas of the state.

This is as the command has urged Lagos residents not to panic about the alleged plan by commercial motorcycle riders to disrupt activities in the state on June 1 over the ban on their operation.

The reaction by the Lagos Police Command followed reactions over reported plans of these Okada riders to cause unrest in the state.

This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday in Lagos and can be seen on the command’s official Twitter account.

Hundeyin said that the attention of the Command had been drawn to the panic message trending on the Social Media that motorcycle riders were planning to interrupt activities in the state.

What the Lagos State Police spokesman is saying

Hundeyin said, “The attention of the Command has been drawn to a panic-laced message making the rounds on social media purporting that motorcycle riders 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 state.

‘’The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, uses this medium to assure all Lagosians that all necessary human, material and operational resources had 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.

“CP Alabi enjoined all 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.

“He assured that all officers and men of the Command are fully on top of the situation.”


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