Operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce on Monday raided Admiralty Way in the Lekki area of the state, where a sound engineer, David Imoh, was allegedly murdered by some commercial motorcyclists popularly known as okada riders over N100.
The raid which lasted about four ours began in the early hours of Monday, during which 10 okada riders were arrested and 123 motorcycles plying the Lekki Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase I, seized.
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Speaking on the exercise, the Chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, in a statement on Monday, stressed that the police had carried out series of raids and seizures along the Lekki axis in the past but unfortunately the operators of commercial motorcycles refused to change, thereby causing mayhem in the state.
Jejeloye further stated that the agency had raided the area several times, made arrests and seized bikes plying restricted routes, but the riders would return afterwards.
He said some even put up resistance when apprehended because they saw nothing wrong in what they are doing.
He said, “The murder of Mr David by the suspected okada men is a painful and tragic incident, hence the need to intensify our activities in the axis and in the state to ensure that the menace of okada is brought to a complete halt and also prevent a reoccurrence of such an inhumane and barbaric act.”
The chairman also charged his men to be proactive, saying operation ‘Kogberegbe” is still in force and will be intensified within the metropolis in the coming days.
He added, “Operation Kogberegbe which was launched as result of the menace of okada operators will be reinforced in order to put an end to the nuisance caused by them. No stone will be left unturned this time in ensuring Lagosians are not intimidated while commuting in any part of the state. Enough is enough!”