The police in Badagry, Lagos State, have restricted business motorcyclists from working between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in all roads within the coastal city.
The Divisional Police Officer of the Badagry Police Station, CSP. Olukemi Tijani, confirmed the restriction on Friday in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN).
Tijani mentioned that many bikes had been seized and that suspects had been charged to courtroom for bike snatching.
She mentioned, nevertheless, that she was not authorised to provide particulars of the variety of suspects arrested or bikes seized, including that the Lagos State Police Command, Public Relations Officer was in higher place to take action.
NAN learnt, nevertheless, that the ban was to cease the rising spate of killings and snatching of bikes within the city.
In line with a supply, the speed during which armed robbers are attacking okada riders at evening, killing and snatching their bikes within the space is alarming.
“Because of this, the police within the metropolis banned evening driving. Any okada rider caught between this hour may have his bike seized by the particular activity pressure arrange by the brand new divisional police officer.
“Police, customs, immigration or troopers usually are not exempted from this ban.
He mentioned that Badagry residents had witnessed sequence of killings by gunmen in final month and that the ban of driving at evening had decreased crime price.
“The perpetrators of this crime used to cover at a nook within the evening, cease okada riders, kill them and run away with their bikes,” he mentioned.
On March four, gunmen shot two motorcyclists useless in Badagry and took away their bikes.
The primary killing occurred round 11 p.m., whereas the second killing occurred round 6 a.m. the next day.
One of many motorcyclists met his destiny at Ibereko group, whereas the opposite was killed at Atanda Filling Station at Topo Highway in Badagry.
Many circumstances filed have been introduced by the Police to the Badagry Magistrates’ Courtroom, starting from alleged robbing of bikes to stabbing cyclists and taking their bikes at gun level.