The Lagos police commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, has stated that most Okada riders in Lagos state are criminals, as he supported the recent govt ban on their activities.
Alabi made this claim on Thursday, May 19, 2022, when he featured on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
The commissioner believes the majority of commercial ‘okada’ riders tend to commit a plethora of petty misdeeds.
“There have been consultations with their executive members in various communities and what we have been able to discover is that most of them are not even licensed and before God and man, I will assure you and I want to be emphatic here, that most of them are criminals masquerading as Okada riders,” Alabi said.
“And that’s the reason why we have been having a lot of dialogue, consultations and meetings with their union and in the course of doing that, I believe that the best way out is to get them off our roads. Most of them are masquerading as Okada riders but they are criminals.”