Sanwo Olu Arrests Erring Motorcyclists Driving One Way, Threatens to Jail Passengers
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ordered the arrest of some motorcyclists, including a lance corporal, for riding in the wrong direction along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Tuesday.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Wale Ajetunmobi, revealed this in videos shared on his X handle on Tuesday.
His caption read: “This Morning: Lawless okada riders plying one-way along Lagos-Badagry Expressway left their motorcycles and passengers upon sighting the convoy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“One of the offenders — a lance corporal in the Army — was arrested with his bike.”
One of the videos revealed the moment, some motorcyclists drove away with their passengers to escape being arrested by the governor’s security officers. Some of them absconded on foot, abandoning their motorcycles and the passengers.
In another video, Governor Sanwo-Olu ordered the officers to put one of the motorcyclists who claimed to be a soldier into the vehicle, stating that he was going to lock him up.
He said, “Put him there; let your father come and rescue you. You’re telling me you are a soldier; that is the reason I’m going to lock you up.”
Addressing some passengers who patronised the motorcyclists, the governor said, “You people are the ones causing this. Maybe I should arrest two of you and put you in the guardroom.
“You’re entering Okada, and they are taking one way. Is it good? And they’ll now hit you; you’ll go and fall, and you die; they’ll say the government killed you. What a shame!”
The Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, had earlier on Tuesday revealed that the governor was at the Lagos State University, Ojo Campus, for the official unveiling of the Femi Gbajabiamila Conference Centre located inside the campus.