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1 feared dead as Okada riders clash with police in Lagos

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A commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada rider, has been confirmed dead during a clash in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the violence broke out after a minor accidents involving a car and a motorcycle around 4 30pm on Tuesday.

News Band gathered that the okada riders clashed with operatives from Oko Oba Police Station, who were said to have been mobilised to the scene, resulting in the death of one of the riders.

The Police Public Rations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who tweeted about the incident on Tuesday, said normalcy had been restored in the area.

He said, “After a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 1630hrs today, motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble. Police arrived on the scene to quell the unrest. The riders violently attacked the Police.

“This resulted in the death of one of the riders.
Normalcy has been restored to the area. The DPO Oko-Oba and his men are fully on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order.”

The Lagos State Government has banned okada operations in six local government areas of the state, but Agege LGA where the incident occurred is not among them.

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