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Lekki Killing: No longer business as usual for Okada operators – Jejeloye

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Taskforce confiscating motorcycles (Okadas) in the Lekki axis of Lagos state

Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye says it is no longer business as usual as the total clamp down on recalcitrant and killer Okada operators continued on Wednesday.

The Taskforce’s actions comes days after the killing of one Mr David Omahi by suspected commercial motorcyclists.

The Lagos State Taskforce in continuing its mop up exercise to rid Lekki axis and the entire State of unscrupulous Okada operators said that those who have refused to heed the warning and have carried on with their illegal operations will be dealt with.

Leading Wednesday’s exercise, chairman of Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye stormed the axis in a sting operation at mid day and seized 115 bikes for flouting the State Traffic laws of operating on restricted routes and plying the State’s Highways.

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Jejeloye said that the Taskforce will ensure that the illegal business carried by these operators will be frustrated till they obey laid down laws of the State.

“This operation will be a continuous one not just in Lekki but in every other part of the State, and we will make sure that their activities are truncated till they abide by the rules. They will never be above the law no matter how large their numbers are,” he stated.

CSP Jejeloye appealed to Lagosians to join efforts with the government in ensuring that the fight to restore and maintain sanity on Lagos roads are won collectively for the betterment of all who reside or visit the city of Lagos.

CSP Shola Jejeloye, Lagos State Environmental and Enforcement and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) Lagos Taskforce

CSP Shola Jejeloye, Lagos State Environmental and Enforcement and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce)

“Restoring sanity is not an easy task, neither is it a job for one man or the agency alone. If we join hands together, we will achieve our desired goals of ensuring that no one takes the law into their hands and gets away with it, especially not in a cosmopolitan City like Lagos,” he noted.

Jejeloye promised to raid black spots and hideout of Okada operators within the axis and other parts of the State within the coming weeks in order to make their illegal activities unproductive and make the state harsh for any operator who has turned deaf ears to the warnings of the state government.

“More enforcement for compliance activities will be carried in the comings days under the banner of Operation Kogberegbe in order to truncate their shady activities in the state.”

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The chairman stated that business for them will no longer be as usual. “If they refuse to comply with the State’s best practices by obeying the laws, then they will be arrested and prosecuted, while their bikes will be forfeited to the State Government via the court,” Jejeloye added.

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