The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has revealed the reason for the destruction of over 400 motorcycles by the Lagos State Police Taskforce.
According to the Commissioner, it was to clear the doubts from the minds of residents who think the motorcycles were recycled and sold out to the riders after impounding.
He further stated that motorcycles were used as an instrument in committing crimes, expressing that they should be restricted in some areas of the state. READ ALSO…
Odumosu stated, “Over the years, we’ve observed that the motorcycles we are seeing here now have been part of the instrument they use in committing crime.
“When somebody is to be kidnapped, they (do it) with Okada, when somebody’s bag is snatched at the bus-stop, they do that. With the traffic now, Okadas are being used to commit crime.
“And because of this now, the state government, in its wisdom, decided that Okadas should be restricted in some areas of the state.
“We have started this enforcement for a long time, yet they are still in town, because Rome was not built in a day. But we will not give them breathing space.
“Some people have insinuated that we sell back the Okadas to those we collect them from, thereby recycling it. That’s why we decided that let the Doubting Thomases know that we don’t sell Okada.
“The law says they should be crushed once they are impounded. And that’s why we decided to demonstrate this.”