Lagos Okada ban: 40 arrested, 188 Okada, 78 tricycles impounded

Lagos State Police Command says it arrested 40 commercial motorcycle operators for allegedly violating the state traffic laws following the state government’s ban on their operations.

The command also said it impounded 188 motorcycles and 78 tricycles allegedly being driven on roads outlawed for them to ply by the state government.

The State Government had last Tuesday outlawed the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six Local government Areas.

Speaking on enforcement of the ban which took off last Saturday, the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu explained that they have deployed Area Commanders, DPOs, State Traffic Officers, Area Traffic Officers, Divisional Traffic Officers, Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences across the metropolis to fully enforce provisions of the Road Traffic Laws, especially the ban on the use of motorcycles (okada) and tricycles  (Keke) in some LGAs and routes across the State.

He said the total ban as announced by Lagos State Government took effect from February 1, 2020, adding that the operation on the first day resulted to the arrest of 40 violators in which 188 Motorcycles and 78 Tricycles were impounded in different parts of the State.


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