Policeman Killed As Okada Floods Cele, Mile 2 Area of Lagos State
There was unrest along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Wednesday, April 5th afternoon following the alleged killing of a policeman by some commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders around Cele Bus Stop in Lagos.
At least three guns belonging to the officers of the Nigerian Police Force were allegedly hijacked and the bikers in their hundreds flooding the area up towards Mile 2.
Road users were seen trekking from Cele Bus Stop to Second Rainbow as the roads were blocked when the okada riders and police dispute rages.
What Caused The Okada Police Troubles In Cele – Ladipo – Mile 2 Area
Reports from eye witnesses said the bikers were abokis (Hausas from the Northern part of Nigeria) who were seen carrying planks and daring the men of the police force.
The reason for the drama was that the officers ceased their bikes after they have paid their dues for the day.
This now raged the riders who demanded to get their ceased rides from the police custody which led to the death of a police and unrest within the areas.
Many commuters panicked as well at the sight of the motorcyclists who went to reinforce themselves in retaliation to the police.
See how the event transpired from a video recorded by @allienkings on twitter:
On going riot btw Okada and Police from second rainbow to Cele, oshodi expressway… pic.twitter.com/SrQCBqMD0x
— I'ϻ ▬▬▬▶SPELLSHA (@allienkings) April 5, 2023
Recall that the Lagos State Government had restricted the operations of motorcycles in the expressways in major parts of the State but enforcement has been low in recent times.