The enforcement of Lagos State government’s ban on commercial motorcycle operators (popularly called okada) on some federal highways in the state, on Wednesday morning took a new turn as officers and men of the Nigerian Police seized hundreds of okadas found on the roads.
The seizure was effected as an effort to prevent a continuation of the ongoing protests by operators of commercial motorcycle popularly called okada in Lagos.
The initiative began in the morning, even as luxury buses, which operated earlier in the day around the Akowonjo–Iyana Ipaja axis, were attacked by embattled protesters, until the buses were hurriedly withdrawn.
The effort of the police resulted in the seizure of hundreds of motorcycles found on the roads.
Some of those whose motorcycles were impounded posited that the operatives told them that the government had banned operations of motorcycles in the metropolis.
Report says you may however be able to redeem your motorcycle with N15,000 while in transit, before it gets to Alausa.
Meanwhile, operators of the luxury buses on the Akonwonjo-Iyana Ipaja axis had to hurriedly withdraw them after protesters moved against them, destroying three of the buses.
However, a Lagos State High Court, Ikeja has granted accelerated hearing to the suit filed by the operators against the ban.
Trial judge, Aishat Opesanwo made the order Wednesday after hearing from counsel on the matter.