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ARREST OF LAWLESS CYCLISTS TO BEGIN : CP EDGAL MEET WITH OKADA RIDERS

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The Lagos state commissioner of police meeting with okada riders is in response to recent happening at Ibeshe, Ipakodo area of Ikorodu where some commercial motorcyclists, popularly called okada riders, attempted to burn Ibeshe Police Post, but ended up burning a police patrol vehicle stationed at a black spot at Ibeshe, the meeting was held to discuss and resolve the issue at hand.

The meeting was convened by the Lagos State police command and was attended by different okada unions in the state, such as Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos state [MOALS], Nagari  Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association [NAMORA] and Okada Riders Welfare Association [ORWA].

During  the meeting, which held at the MD Abubakar Conference Hall of the police headquarters, the CP decried the attitude of some okada riders who attack members of the public or constituted authorities at the slightest disagreement. He warned that the police would not only arrest unruly okada riders but ensure that they  face the full wrath of the law.

At the end of the meeting, the following resolutions were reached. That with effect from 15th June, 2018, 

1. Any motorcycle without licence plate number will be impounded
2. All commercial motorcycle operators are restricted from plying the highways and the bridges
3.  Every commercial motorcycle operator must register with any of the approved unions for the purpose of accountability and easy identification. 
4. Every commercial motorcycle operator must wear an apron which must indicate the union he belongs and bear boldly, his identification number .  
5. A joint task force, comprising the police, the Lagos State Task force on Environmental Sanitation and members of the motorcycle unions to oversee the implementation of the resolution reached and the enforcement of the Lagos State traffic laws. 

The CP charged members of the union to embark on massive enlightenment of their members before enforcement will begin on 15th of June, 2018, so that they don't run foul of the law.

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