NigeriaLagos Okada Riders Kill Police Officer

Lagos Okada Riders Kill Police Officer


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Lagos, Nigeria –  An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has been allegedly killed by some commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders, thereby causing pandemonium, yesterday.

Lagos Okada Riders Kill Police Officer

It was reported that the incident happened along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.


At least three guns belonging to the police were allegedly hijacked.

When contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed that an officer was killed in the incident, but could not said anything about the rifles.

He said: “While enforcing the existing ban on the use of motorcycles in parts of Lagos State, police officers of Isolo Division came under attack from motorcycle operators at Cele bus-stop, resulting in the death of one Police Inspector and serious injury to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).

“Two suspects have been arrested while 41 motorcycles were impounded. The Lagos State Police Command will not be deterred from carrying out its mandate of enforcing duly established laws.

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“Citizens are urged to remain law-abiding, as riders and passengers alike arrested on prohibited routes will face the law.

“Above all, any form of attack on Police Officers will no longer be tolerated.”

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