Fashola arrests policeman riding okada on express road

Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State

The policeman will be handed over to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police for prosecution.


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday ordered the arrest of a policeman riding a motorcycle on Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway.

The governor spotted the policeman when his convoy was passing on the Ikeja section of the expressway.

Policemen in the governor`s convoy effected the arrest and immediately whisked him away in their van.

Mr. Fashola later told newsmen that the arrest was to serve as a deterrent to those who felt that they are above the law and could break the state`s laws.

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“There is no one above the law in the state. People who are not prepared to obey our laws should leave the state.

“There is no society where laws are not broken, but the state government would continue to increase its enforcement so that there will be high level of compliance,” he said.

Mr. Fashola added that the arrested policeman would be handed over to the state’s Commissioner of Police for prosecution.

The state’s Traffic Law made on August 2 prohibits the operations of motorcycles and tricycles on Lagos/Abeokuta Express road and 474 others in the metropolis.


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