Following the Lagos State Government’s recent restriction on Okada operations in Lekki and other areas of the state, Oniru of Iru Oba Abdulwasiu Lawal has revealed a plan by okada riders to attack the Lekki region of Lagos.
It should be remembered that the Lagos state government enforced the prohibition after a sound engineer named David Imoh was lynched by Okada riders over an N100 balance.
The Oniru, in a circular published earlier today, urged Lekki residents to remain watchful and security conscious, announcing the unearthed ruse.
“INTELLIGENCE REPORT REACHING US IS THAT FOLLOWING THE RAID ON OKADA RIDERS AND SEIZURE OF THEIR BIKES IN LEKKI PHASE 1, THE RIDERS BELIEVED THE ACTION WAS INSTIGATED BY LEKKI RESIDENTS WHO ARE DETERMINED TO TAKE AWAY THEIR SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD,”
“TO THIS END, THERE ARE PLANS TO INVADE INNER STREETS TO CAUSE HAVOC ANYTIME FROM NOW IN LEKKI.
“IN ITS PROACTIVE MEASURES, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY — THE ONIRU OF IRU LAND, OBA ABDULWASIU OMOGTROLAHAN LAWAL (ABISOGUN II) – HAS ADVISED THAT ALL ACCESS POINTS WITHIN THE ESTATE BE SECURED AND ALL SECURITY GUARDS SHOULD BE ON RED ALERT.
“THIS IS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE, NOT PANIC. WE ADVISE ALL RESIDENTS TO BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AND PLEASE COLLABORATE WITH SECURITY GUARDS AT THE GATES.” THE CIRCULAR INFORMED.