Lekki Residents Raise Alarm Over Planned Attack By Banned Okada Riders
The Lekki Phase I Residents Association, LERA, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders to attack their community.
The alarm came 24 hours after the Lagos State government announced a total ban on commercial motorcyclists on all highways across six local government areas, LGAs, and nine local council development areas, LCDAs.
The affected councils are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Apapa, and all the LCDAs under them.
Yomi Idowu, the chairman of LERA, who briefed journalists on Thursday, May 19, 2022, raised the alarm over the presence of hoodlums in some uncompleted buildings, and announced a ban on okada riders in the area.
“Intelligence reports reaching us are that following the raid on Okada riders and subsequent seizure of their bikes in Lekki Phase 1 by officials of Lagos State Taskforce, the riders, who believe the action was instigated by Lekki residents, are planning to attack the residents,” he said.
LERA urged the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to enforce the total ban on Okada.
There has been a series of reactions after the killing of a Sound Engineer, David Imoh, by Okada riders in Lekki.