Okada Riders’ Fight: Police restore normalcy to Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago axis


…Debunk rumour of ethnic clash

The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy to the Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago and Ojo areas of the state where there was a disagreement between the members of the transport unions, Okada units precisely on the increment in tariff yesterday.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Lagos observed that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu had ordered for immediate deployment of additional police personnel to the area to maintain law and order as he also directed the Area Commander, Area E Festac, to personally be on ground to monitor the situation and invite the leaders of the affected Okada riders’ unit for an urgent meeting.

Adejobi however, debunked the rumor that the disagreement, not violence as being peddled in the social media, was between some ethnic groups.

According to him, “Without mincing words, the incident has no ethic colouration whatsoever but a mere conflict between transport unions and their Okada units on ticketing and increment in tariff.”

He therefore enjoined members of the public, especially those around the areas, including the students of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, to go about their lawful businesses and studies respectively as adequate deployment has been done to fortify security in the axis and by extension, in Lagos State in general.

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

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