Okada riders go on rampage in Lagos,Police officer killed

Motorcycle riders in Ijora Olopa, Lagos State went on rampage on Friday, August 12, leading to the killing of a police officer attached to the Iponri Divisional Police Station.

According to reports, the officers had gone to the area to implement the restriction order on Okada riders by the Lagos State government when they were attacked by the hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons, such as cutlasses, clubs, and charms.

The assailants attacked the policemen and also tried to burn the operation van of the policemen but they were prevented by the police response team of Rapid Response Squad and other policemen from the divisions deployed to the scene to prevent further breakdown of law and order at the area.

Sharing an update on the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) SP Benjamin Hundeyin said one of the two police officers seriously injured in the attack later died.

“The policemen went to the area to implement the Okada restriction order by the Lagos State government when the policemen were attacked

Some of the riders have been arrested and normalcy have been restored at the scene.” he said.