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Lagos: Taskforce raids Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Mile-2, impounds 253 motorcycles

by John Ojewale
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The Lagos State Taskforce seized at least 253 commercial motorbikes, known as okadas, along the Oshodi-Apapa Motorway and Mile-2 sector of the state for violating traffic rules on Thursday.

Following multiple warnings from competent authorities, the okada riders were raided for operating on state highways and limited routes.

The enormous exercise that took place along the Oshodi-Apapa Motorway was planned by the Agency’s Chairman, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who said that these activities were a warning to obstinate okada operators to stop immediately.

Jejeloye identified the Apapa-Oshodi Motorway as a staging ground for okada operators who violate Lagos State traffic regulations by operating on that route, as well as the Apapa Local Government Area, which is one of the councils where okada activities are completely prohibited.

He said:

“We have been to this particular location about twice because of the sensitivity of the corridor and routes it connects.

“However, our leniency has been taken for granted by these okada operators and perpetrators of illegalities in this area who feel we are oblivious of their activities.

“We have surprised them today (Thursday) and confiscated all bikes that operate here. I am sure they would have gotten the message by now.

“From the volume of motorcycles seized here you can imagine how this location looks like at rush hour.

“We have come to put an end to it so that Lagosians can have a breath of fresh air and commute along this axis peacefully.”








cc: Vanguard Ng

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