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Sanwo-Olu orders arrest of soldier, motorcyclists for plying one-way

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Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the arrest of several motorcyclists, including a lance corporal, who were riding in the opposite direction on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

Wale Ajetunmobi, the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, stated this in videos posted on his X account on Tuesday.

His caption read, “This morning, lawless okada riders plying one-way along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway left their motorcycles and passengers upon sighting the convoy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

“One of the offenders, a lance corporal in the Army, was arrested with his bike.”

One of the videos showed a group of motorcyclists fleeing with their passengers to avoid being apprehended by the governor’s security agents. Some of them fled on foot, leaving their motorcycles and passengers behind.

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In another video, Sanwo-Olu orders officers to put one of the motorcyclists who claimed to be soldiers inside the van, threatening to lock him up.

He said, “Put him there; let your father come and rescue you. You’re telling me you are a soldier; that is the reason I’m going to lock you up.”

Speaking to passengers who patronized the motorcyclists, the governor said, “You people are the ones causing this. Maybe I should arrest two of you and put you in the guardroom.

“You’re entering Okada, and they are taking one way. Is it good? And they’ll now hit you; you’ll go and fall, and you die; they’ll say the government killed you. What a shame!”

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