Okada Ban: Dispatch riders, power bikes not affected, Lagos CP warns Police officers


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has warned Police officers not to arrest motorcycles used for courier services as they are not affected by the ban.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Monday stated that the CP had issued circular to that effect to all the Area Commanders, DPOs and Police Officers across the State saying that the CP also warned Police officers on enforcement to strictly abide by the rules of engagement as contained in the extant laws.

“The exercise must be free of harassment and extortion. Erring Police Officers will be dealt with in accordance with the law”, Elkana said.

He however insisted that operators of courier services must strictly obey traffic laws and ensure that they do not drive against traffic (one way).

The PPRO further advised that dispatch riders must put on their crash helmets and should have the dispatch box fixed at the back of the motorcycle adding that the bike must strictly be used for courier purposes, not for carrying passengers.

He also disclosed that Power bikes were also not affected by the restrictions.

He therefore advised members of the public with genuine grievances and complaints against Police officers to call any of the following numbers: 08063025274, 08063104759, 08113615350, 08113615350 for redress.

Photo: Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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