A video wherein Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, ordered the arrest of a man riding a motorcycle against traffic along Ozumba Mbadiwe road, Victoria Island, has surfaced on social media.
Bellnews Online understands that Sanwo-Olu, while on his way to an event, came across the motorcyclist riding through one-way traffic along Ozumba Mbadiwe road and he ordered the security personnel in his convoy to arrest the rider.
The development comes weeks after the state banned commercial motorcycles, also known as okada, from six LGAs.
In May, Sanwo-Olu announced that from June 1, the ban on motorcycle operations in Ikeja, Surulere, Eti Osa, Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island and Apapa, will take effect.
The state had also warned private motorcycle owners against flouting traffic rules.
Speaking on the Tuesday incident, a witness, who did not want to be named, told Bellnews that while the security operatives attached to the governor were trying to effect the arrest of the rider, he resisted and tried to gain access to a military facility along Ozumba Mbadiwe road.
During the scuffle between the security personnel and the rider, some military officers who came to the scene, insisted that the motorcyclist was a colleague.
Sanwo-Olu was said to have insisted that the rider should be arrested for breaching the state traffic law — a development that led to heated argument at the scene.
In the video that surfaced on the social media, the unidentified military officer was seen carried by security operatives into a van.
See video below.
TRENDING VIDEO: Sanwo-Olu orders arrest of ‘military officer’ riding motorcycle against traffic pic.twitter.com/q3CRvxc8q2
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