Okada ban: Lagos police vows to arrest, prosecute passengers

The Police Command in Lagos State says it will arrest both motorcyclist and passenger as part of measures to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operations in the state.

Okada ban: Lagos police vows to arrest, prosecute passengers. [KanyiDaily]

Its spokesman, Mr Benjamin Hundeyin, announced this on Saturday in his Twitter handle, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“Under the new total ban of motorcycles in the six local government areas of Lagos State, passengers and riders alike will be arrested and prosecuted.

“The passenger is an accomplice. Ignorance will not be an excuse,” he declared.

NAN reports that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday imposed a fresh and total ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, on all highways across six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas.

The affected areas are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Apapa.

Sanwo-Olu gave the directive during a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Joe Igbokwe drops hint of Wike's visit to Tinubu in France

Joe Igbokwe drops hint of Wike's visit to Tinubu in France

Sanwo-Olu increases BRT fares by N100

Sanwo-Olu increases BRT fares by N100

Military recovers 3.8m litres of crude oil, arrests 26 thieves

Military recovers 3.8m litres of crude oil, arrests 26 thieves

Onitsha port will generate over N23 billion in 30 years - Saraki

Onitsha port will generate over N23 billion in 30 years - Saraki

NEMA receives 98 stranded Nigerians from Niger Republic

NEMA receives 98 stranded Nigerians from Niger Republic

Corruption: EFCC expresses worry over declining number of whistleblowers

Corruption: EFCC expresses worry over declining number of whistleblowers

INEC vows to prosecute anyone involved in multiple PVC registrations

INEC vows to prosecute anyone involved in multiple PVC registrations

Trial of suspected invaders of retired Justice Odili’s home suffers setback

Trial of suspected invaders of retired Justice Odili’s home suffers setback

Anambra confirms 1 positive case of monkeypox – Commissioner

Anambra confirms 1 positive case of monkeypox – Commissioner