Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had given a directive for the total ban of Okada in Lagos State, after meeting with the head of securing chiefs which includes the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders, and Divisional Police officer in the statehouse, Alausa.
The decision to ban the motorcyclist in the state as a result of the recurrence of mayhems caused by the bike rider. The ban was extended to six LGs in the state, which are Ikeja, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Apapa, Surulere, and Lagos Mainland.
The decision to a total ban Okada in the aforementioned LGs came as a result of an atrocious act perpetrated on a promising young man in the Lekki area of the state by the Okada riders.
According to the report, the victim by the name of David Imoh, a sound engineer was beaten to death and burnt by the riders over an argument that ensued between him and a motorcyclist.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the decision was for the interest and peace which had been enjoyed by the state since, and also in line with the State’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 which aimed at addressing the chaos caused by the bike riders.
According to the Governor, he said the inability to find a solution to the menace caused by the riders across the highways and bridges led to the total and indefinite ban of Okada, and he also advised that Okada riders in areas not restricted by the ban should find something else to do at the main time.