Lagos State Government Declares War on Okada Riders
– Massive Hunt down Ongoing
– Enforcement beyond Lagos traffic law – motorist
The Lagos State Government have began a massive hunt down of Okada riders across the state. The crackdown which began on monday was directed by the state governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The State Governor, had directed that the Police and other security agencies concerned redouble efforts to ensure the Law is complied with, assuring that the clampdown will be sustained vigorously on a daily basis.
However, motorist has complained that the crackdown is way beyond what was stipulated in the Lagos Traffic law that banned Okada. They claimed the law only barred okada services on major state road and not inner road and streets as it is been currently enforced.
They claimed Okada riders that ply inner streets and lanes that are inaccessible to commercial vehicles are also being arrested, thereby forcing untold hardship on Lagosians whose house are far from the major roads.