Tension; Sporadic gunshots as Police operatives, motorcycle operators clash in Lagos

There is pandemonium in Ogba, Ikeja area of Lagos State following an alleged shooting of an okada operator by Police operative.

According to sources, the crisis started on Thursday, when a Police operative allegedly refused to pay an okada operator, after he was dropped at his destination point.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that other okada riders tried to interfere in the matter, however, it escalated and two persons were killed.

Speaking with newsmen, a source said, “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.”

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

As of the time of filing this report, details of the incident is still sketchy, however, CRIMECHANNELS has sent a WhatsApp message to the Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi to get his reaction, but he is yet to reply to the message.

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