The Lagos State Taskforce has again continued its mop-up exercise of impounding bikes in pursuit of safety and serenity in the metropolis.
Chronicle NG reports that Okada operations have been banned in Lagos metropolis as defaulters risk being jailed.
Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, Lagos State Taskforce Director, Press and Public Affairs, said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said, “In continuation of the Lagos State Taskforce’s bid to rid the state of the menace of Okada, the agency has raided major routes along Festac, Apple Junction, Badagry Expressway and Berger axis where recalcitrant Okada operators have attempted reinitiating operations despite the ban on their activities still in place.
The operations lasted several hours and were led by the chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, who stated that the agency would continue truncating the activities of Okada operators if they didn’t turn over a new leaf.
Jejeloye sounded a note of warning after impounding bikes at the Berger axis and other parts of the state.
“Okada operations have been banned and banned for good. Its hightime operators look for a different line of legitimate work or have their bikes impounded and also risk a fine or jail term. There is no room for Okada operations in Lagos.”
The chairman assured Lagosians that the mop-up exercise of okada activities and other activities that go against the THEMES PLUS agenda of the state government is going to be continuous and deliberate until safety and serenity are completely attained in the metropolis.