Taskforce arrests 10 motorcyclists in Lekki over killing of sound engineer

No less than 10 commercial motorcyclists operating in Lekki area of Lagos have been arrested and 123 motorcycles impounded following the killing of a sound engineer David Umoh through jungle justice, Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences said Monday.

Spokesman of the taskforce Gbadeyan Abdulraheem confirmed this in a statement.

The police had earlier arrested four persons who allegedly participated in the killing of the 38-year-old on May 12.

Abdulraheem said the chairman of the Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye, led a team of officers and men to the axis to carry out the raid on commercial motorcyclists operating illegally in that area.

He noted that the operation lasted about four hours, beginning in the early hours of Monday at Lekki Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase 1 axis, Admiralty way and its environs.

The spokesman further said that the taskforce has been to the area severally to make arrests and seize some of the motorcycles plying “one-way” and restricted routes.

“The murder of Mr David Imoh by the suspected Okada men is a painful and tragic incident, hence the need to intensify our activities in the axis and in the state.

“We want to ensure that the menace of Okada is brought to a complete halt and also prevent a reoccurrence of such an inhumane and barbaric act,” he said.