Sanwo-Olu Reimposes Ban On Okada Riders After Sound Engineer’s Murder

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reimposed the ban on Okada in some Local Governments of the State.

The Governor gave the order while speaking with all DPOs and Area Commanders across the State at the Lagos House, in Ikeja.

He revealed that other security agencies will join in the enforcement, which will take effect from June 1, 2022.

The governor told them: “After a critical review of our restriction on Okada activities in the first six Local Government Areas where we restricted them on February 1, 2020, we have seen that the menace has not abated.

“We are now directing a total ban on Okada activities across the highways and bridges within these six local governments and their Local Council Development Areas, effective from June 1, 2022.

“The whole of Ikeja, Surulere, Etiosa, Lagos Island, Mainland and Apapa local governments; a total ban.

“It will take effect from June 1. This is a phased banning we are embarking on. So others should know whether to get out or look for something else to do.

“Begin your strategy. From the June 1, we want all okada to be completely off these areas.”

Affected Local Government Areas are the whole of Ikeja, Surulere, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa.

A mob of okada riders had last week attacked and killed a sound engineer, Sunday David Imoh, at the Admiralty Way, Lekki over an argument on N100 fare.

In February restrictions were placed on okada movement within the state.




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