Abuja – A Police officer lost his life to okada (commercial motorcycle) riders as a combined team of Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) officers and armed policemen this Thursday after, September 23, 2021, embarked on the seizure of commercial motorcycles at Ajao Estate Junction Bus-Stop, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road.
According to those who witnessed the incident, the LASTMA officers had seized about ten motorcycles from the riders who are mostly from the northern part of the country.
An eye witness told News Express: “After they had seized the motorcycles and put them in their mini trucks, the okada riders wanted to resist and in the process the police men began to shoot sporadically in the air to scare them away.
“However, the okada men kept on resisting and the police men jumped into their Hilux vehicle and ran away, leaving one of their colleagues behind.
“The okada riders attacked the unfortunate police man, took his gun from him and then used a big iron to break his head and he collapsed and died, after which the okada riders made away with his gun.”