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Police, okada riders clash leaves one dead in Lagos



Okada riders in Lagos motorcycle
A commercial motorcycle rider, often known as a “okada rider,” died amid an altercation between them and the police over an accident that happened in the Abule-Egba neighborhood of Lagos.

On Tuesday, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman for Lagos State, confirmed the event on his verified Twitter account.

In a series of tweets, Hundeyin said that motorcycle riders began stirring up problems after a minor collision between a car and a motorcycle happened on the Abule-Egba Bridge at around 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

He claimed that when police arrived to put an end to the disturbance, the motorcycles savagely beat the officers.

“After a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 1630hrs today, motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble. Police arrived on the scene to quell the unrest. The riders violently attacked the Police.

“This resulted in the death of one of the riders. Normalcy has been restored to the area. The DPO Oko-Oba and his men are fully on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order.


“We are fully aware of the disturbances in Oko-Oba area of Lagos State. Our officers have been deployed. Situation has been brought under control,” he tweeted.




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