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OKADA BAN: LAGOS TASK FORCE IMPOUNDS 200 MOTORCYCLES

Operatives of the Lagos State Joint Task Force have impounded about 200 motorcycles while implementing the ban on Okada operations as directed by the State government.

The 200 motorcycles were impounded in Ojo Local Government Area of the State on Thursday.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen via a telephone call.

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Hundeyin however, made it known that there was no violence in the area, as reported in some quarters.

He said, “There was no violence in the area. Also, there was no Okada riders clash. What happened is that the police and other members of the joint task force went to impound motorcycles. During the enforcement exercise, about 200 motorcycles were impounded.

“We urge residents to be law-abiding. The impounded motorcycles would be destroyed.”

The Governor of Lagos State, had on Wednesday, said that the total ban on Okada riders was on all highways across six Local Government Areas (LGAs) and nine Local Council Development Areas of the State.

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Sanwo-Olu urged the Police to enforce the order without compromise, warning that the state government would not condone any security formation that relaxes the new ban in its jurisdiction.

 

 

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