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LAGOS: Gunshots as police, Okada riders clash in Ogba

SOME policemen and commercial motorcyclists locally known as Okada riders clashed today in the Ogba area of the following alleged shooting of one of the riders by a policeman.

It was learnt that the alleged shooting was carried out on Thursday after a policeman refused to pay for the service rendered to him by a motorcyclist.

“It’s a bike man vs policemen fight. An Okada rider rendered a service to a policeman yesterday, then asked for money after dropping him off. He was shot by the policeman who refused to pay him,” a source who did not want to be named told PUNCH.

“There was a sporadic shooting this morning, some minutes ago. All the Okada riders are off their bikes getting ready for a riot.”

Two people were allegedly killed in the late night scuffle, the source added.

Lagos State governor’s social media aide Jubril Gawat tweeted that normalcy had returned to the area.

“UPDATE: Normalcy has returned to Ogba by the Lagos Police Command in the area and @rrslagos767, All police presence gone and the roads have been partially reopened, Everyone going about their duties peacefully,” he said.

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