The Lagos State Task Force disclosed that they have seized and would be destroying another set of 2,228 impounded commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada on Friday.
The statement was signed by the Director, press and Public Affairs Gbadeyan Abdulraheem. Abdulradeem has revealed that the agency will intensify its effort in ensuring that all impounded motorcycles are crushed after following the due process.
The Chairman of the task force, CSP Shola Jejeloye, stated that the laws are very clear for Okada operators to see that their actions are in complete violation of the Transport Reform Laws of the State. All the suspects will be prosecuted for violating the state laws. even the passengers will not be spared this time around, and they will be charged accordingly in the court of law.
He added, “Their style of operation is synonymous to guerrilla warfare when retreat, they advance, and when we advance they retreat, but enforcement on the ban has come to stay.
“We will ensure not a single offender operating his Okada on the highway will be spared. We will keep watch and continue patrolling the affected part of the state to ensure they do not get back on our roads.”
The motorcycles were seized after the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu banned their operations in six local government areas of the state.