#Okada Ban: Lagos Govt Threatens To Arrest Security Operatives Flouting Law

The Lagos State government has threatened to arrest security operatives flouting the State’s Transport Sector Reform Laws.

This was discussed at a state security meeting that took place at State House in Marina, Lagos  on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Babajide Sanwo-olu.

Speaking after the meeting, Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho said it is unlawful for police officers, soldiers and other security agents in mufti to ride motorcycles and tricycles at places where they have been restricted. 

“We have just concluded the State Security Council meeting, where we reviewed the ongoing enforcement of Okada and Keke restriction order in the six Local Government Areas. Matters concerning uniform men engaging in commercial motorcycle operation came up in our discussion and there has been an order restricting them from doing that.”

The state government said only uniform men fully kitted riding motorcycles or tricycles for personal assignment are exempted from the law. 

“If any uniform man ventures into commercial motorcycle operation or Keke, the action of such a person is illegal and such persons are going to be arrested if they are caught”, the commissioner said. 

He, however, threatened that the state is not going back on its existing law as he encouraged residents of Lagos to stand firm behind the government.

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