Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday announced a total ban on operations of motorcycles popularly known as okada in some areas of the state..
This development is coming days after the gruesome murder of one Sound Engineer, David Imoh
David was lynched and later burnt by some angry okada riders in Lekki
Sanwo-Olu announced the ban while speaking with all DPOs and Area Commanders across the state at the Lagos House, Ikeja, saying the directive covers all highways and some local governments, including Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Apapa.
The governor said other security agencies will join in the enforcement
It was gathered that David was lynched and burnt to death, allegedly by a group of Hausa men due to a misunderstanding with a commercial motorcyclist, popularly called Okada rider, over N100.
Frank and Philip, two friends of David, were also allegedly beaten till they became unconscious, and were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.