Petition To Ban Okada Riders In Lagos Receives 1,500 Signatures

An online petition to have motorcycle (Okada) riders banned in Lagos State has garnered over 1,500 signatures,T

he petitioners said Okada operators have been involved in two murder cases between last week and now in Lekki axis of Lagos alone. They therefore call on the Lagos State Government to ban them immediately.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Task Force on Monday, embarked on a serious clampdown of Okada riders on the Lekki axis.
[This exercise might be connected to the outrage that greeted the killing and burning of a young man, simply identified as David by suspected motorcyclists in Admiralty area of Lekki, Lagos.

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There were reports that the deceased (David) and his friend had contracted a rider to take them to a place at Lekki, after closing from work at a nightclub.

A minor argument was said to have ensued between the rider and his passengers which eventually resulted in a free-for-all, with more Okada riders joining with sticks and other dangerous weapons.

David was said to have become unconscious and fell on the ground with his body set on fire before help could come his way.

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