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Task force seizes 120 Okadas in Lagos


No fewer than 120 motorcycles, popularly known as Okada were yesterday seized by operatives of the Lagos State task force with 10 riders arrested at the Second Rainbow bus stop, Mile 2 and Ijesha areas of the state.
Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said enforcement operation was carried out after several warnings to motorcycle operators to desist from operating on restricted routes, particularly on highways and bridges across the state.
He disclosed that illegal activities of these riders were on the increased as they now constitute public nuisance. He said while some of them harassed innocent members of the public at various bus stops, others engaged in all sorts of criminal acts by dispossessing their passengers of valuable materials.

A statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq, said sequel to further directive of the Commissioner of Police, all 120 impounded motorcycles would be crushed and the 10 arrested riders to be charged to court immediately.

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