20 arrested in Ijora, Lagos state over clash between Okada riders and police (photo)
Twenty suspects have been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command in connection with the clash between Okada riders and policemen in Ijora, a surburb of Lagos state earlier today.
A statement by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command says the police received a distress call that some hoodlums armed with cutlasses, suspected to be okada riders and thugs, blocked some major roads around Ijora Oloye, Amusu, Ijora 7up, Ijora under bridge, Sifa junction and Gaskiya gangare area all within Ijora Badia Division.
Bala said the hoodlums caused major obstructions on the roads, burning tyres, looting and stealing from unsuspecting road users.According to the statement, police officers from Ijora Badia, Area B Command and Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, were promptly deployed to the scenes. The situation was brought under control and the obstructions were cleared for free flow of traffic.
Bala said no life was lost during the unrest.
He added that twenty suspects were arrested and will be charged to court soon.