Police to arrest cops, military men riding okada on Lagos highways

The Lagos State Police Command says it will embark on full enforcement of restriction order on motorcycle operations in the state, saying any violators, including policemen and military officials, caught will be arrested and prosecuted.

The outgoing Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Friday, saying the order was informed by the act of lawlessness and impunity exhibited by some road users, especially okada riders, operating within the six local government areas and nine local council development areas restricted for their operations.

The statement read in part, “The police boss particularly ordered officers and men of the command to go after road users, including okada operators, who drive against the traffic and ply BRT corridors. He emphasised that the violators should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

“CP Hakeem Odumosu specifically warned security operatives who violate traffic laws in the state to desist from the unlawful act as any security personnel, be it police, military or paramilitary caught violating traffic law will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.”

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