June 1 Okada Ban: Police dismiss reports of planned riots
By Samuel Ogunsona
The Police have dismissed reports that Okada Riders in Lagos are planning to protest against ban directives by the State Government
In a statement made available to Irohi oodua, signed by
Superintendent of Police Benjamin Hundeyin the
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Command said the reports of planned protests were false.
He 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 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 assures 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 Police said
CP Alabi enjoins 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 are fully on top of the situation.