Lagos crushes 2,200 seized motorcycles

June 3, 2022

…..Okada Ban: Commercial Motorcycle Riders’ Union Sues Lagos Govt

Lagos crushes 2,200 seized motorcycles
Seized okada

The Lagos State Government, through the state Environmental and Special Offences Unit, (Task Force), on Friday, crushed 2,200 seized motorcycles, popularly called okada, over violation of state traffic laws.

The crushing, which took place in the presence of the media at Task Force Ground, Alausa, Ikeja, was witnessed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, and his Transportation counterpart, Dr. Fredric Oladeinde, among other top government functionaries.ADVERTISING

The state government had put June 1 as deadline for okada to stay off certain areas in the state.

The areas are six local government and nine local council development areas, LCDAs, in Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Apapa.

It also includes the city’s trunk roads and flyover bridges.

…..Okada Ban: Commercial Motorcycle Riders’ Union Sues Lagos Govt
A commercial motorcycle riders union has dragged the Lagos State government before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The Trustees of Motorcycle Transport Union of Nigeria (MTUN) and others are praying for a declaration that the ban on okada is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

Other applicants in the suit are Comrade Peter Umoh, Pastor Tony Onuoha, David Abiona, Adebayo Oluwasegun, Gambo Muhammed, Yakubu Abubakar, Ayo Boluwade, Amaechi Peter and Nwamiri Monday.

The rest are Abayomi Adegbite, Oluwaseyi Funmi, Mohammed Kadi, Abdullahi Jigla, Nora Usman, Pastor Emmanuel Donatus, Sanni Abubakar and Nwibo Sunday.

Lagos Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Task Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and Commissioner for Transport, Lagos State are the defendants.

In the suit numbered FHC/L/CS/1016/2022, the applicants are praying the court for a declaration that the “purported proposed ban of the commercial motorcycle transportation in Lagos State by the governor, without hearing from the operators whose rights are affected or likely to be affected is a violation of the constitutional rights of the applicants to fear hearing, provided for and encapsulated in Section 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.”

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