Okada Raid: Monarch Hints Public On Plans To Attack Lekki

Okada Raid: Monarch Hints Public On Plans To Attack Lekki

His Royal Majesty, the Oniru of Iru Land, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) has cautioned Lagosians, most especially residents in the Lekki axis of the state about possible attacks by commercial motorcyclists known as okada riders.

This warning follows the raid of some riders by operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce on Monday in Lekki where a sound engineer, David Imoh, was allegedly murdered over N100 change.

In a statement dated 18 May, 2022 and signed by the Oniru Chieftaincy Family Estate Office, the king said the intelligence is from their security services provider and said the aim of disclosing the information is not for residents to panic but follow precaution measures.

The statement did not in any way prevent operators of public places to halt operations but however advises individuals, owners and managers of public places to be cautious and put in place the necessary security measures.

The statement reads, “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.”

The king recalled that his palace was among the first people to hint about the #EndSARS protest due to its intelligence gathering.

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