Lagos State Government has banned the operations of commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada in six Local Governments.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the ban is “indefinite and total” during a meeting with Police Chiefs in Lagos.
The government decision comes few days after some Okada riders allegedly stabbed and burnt a sound engineer, David Imoh over N100 last Thursday on Admiralty way in Lekki, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu asked the Lagos Police Command and other security agencies to enforce the ban.
The affected six local governments are Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa.
The late David Imoh was on Thursday, May 12, 2022, killed in a mob attack by commercial motorcycle riders at the Lekki axis of the state.
More light has been shed on the unfortunate and barbaric chain of events that led to the murder of Sunday David Imoh and the hospitalisation of Francis Olatimji and Phillip Balogun due to mob action by commercial motorcyclists on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Lekki, Lagos State.
The late Imoh served as a Sound Engineer for Legacy360 band, while Olatimji, Balogun served as Saxophonist and Keyboardist respectively.
In a statement released by Legacy360 band, the trio met their unfortunate fates after a misunderstanding over N100 change with an Okada rider of Northern extraction.
According to the statement, Imoh and Balogun boarded a bike and on getting to their destination, had an argument with the bike rider over N100 change, which ultimately led to the bike rider and colleagues attacking both men, while Olatimji was attacked while trying to settle the scuffle.
Sources: THE NATION/VANGUARD