May 29, 2017

Lagos to destroy over 4,000 impounded okadas

Lagos to destroy over 4,000 impounded okadas

The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had concluded plans to crush and recycle over 4,000 impounded commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who stated this in Ikeja, added that the action was in line with the provisions of the Lagos State Traffic Law, 2012.

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He explained that the clampdown on okadas across the state was as a result of the government’s resolve to address the security concerns posed by okada operations, saying criminals were in the habit of using okadas to perpetrate crime and get away.

He said, “So far, we have impounded about 500 motorcycles since we started renewed efforts and we now have a total of about 4,000 okadas to be crushed. Read more 

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