The Lagos state police command has warned officers against the arrest of courier motorcycles and power bikes as they are not part of the restrictions that was recently ban from operation in some part of Lagos state.
In a statement made available to urban Express-News online through the state Police Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said the command wishes to reiterate that motorcycles used for courier service are not included in the restriction placed on motorcycles in Lagos.
He said the operators of currier services must strictly obey traffic laws and ensure that they do not drive against traffic adding that it must show physically to be a dispatched rider, as it also, be seen with that they are wearing their crash helmets and should have the dispatch box fixed at the back of the motorcycles.
The spokesman said the bike must strictly be used for currier purposes, no carrying of passengers.
Continuing, elkana said power bike is also not affected, adding that the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has issued circular to that effect to all Area commanders, DPO’s and Police officers across the state.
Elkana said the cp had also warned police officers on enforcement to strictly abide by the rules of engagement as contained in extant laws.
Exercise must be free of harassment and extortion as erring police officers will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Members of the public with genuine grievances and complaints against police officers should call 08063025274, 08063104759 and 08113615350.
Meanwhile twenty suspects were arrested for blocking major roads in ijora, causing obstructions.
The statement put further that police received a distress call that some hoodlum in large numbers armed with cutlasses, suspected to be Okada riders and thugs have blocked some major roads around ijora oloye, Amusu, ijora 7up and ijora under bridge, sifa junction and Gaskiya Gangare area all within ijora Badia Division.
Elkana said hoodlums had caused major obstruction on the road, burning tires, looting and stealing from unsuspecting road users.
He said police officers from ijora Badia, Area B command and special strike force on social miscreants were promptly deployed to the scene as the situation was brought under control.
The spokesman said the obstruction was cleared for a free flow of traffic as no life was lost, adding that twenty suspects were arrested.
He said investigation is ongoing as suspects will be charged to court.