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Police, Okada riders meet over Abuja violence

The meeting was to address the recent spate of violence largely traceable to commercial motorcycle operators, said the police.

• June 21, 2022
Police and Okada riders
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The police commissioner in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Babaji Sunday, has met with Okada riders.

FCT police spokesman ASP Oduniyi Omotayo disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The meeting was to address the recent spate of violence largely traceable to commercial motorcycle operators, said the police.

Mr Omotayo said the activities of the Okada riders had become a source of worry because of their increasing resort to self- help at the slightest provocation.

He said self-help had resulted in jungle justice, vandalism of government and private property.

Mr Omotayo said more than150 executives of various motorcycle units and associations across the FCT and a representative of the SSS were at the meeting with the police commissioner.

According to the statement, the police chief told the operators to turn a new leaf and work in synergy with the police to fish out the bad eggs amongst them. He urged them to always obey traffic rules and eschew the habit of resorting to violence at the slightest provocation.


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