Gunshots as Okada riders resist arrest in Lekki

Gunshots were heard in Lekki Phase 1 Gate, Lagos State as motorcycle (Okada) riders resisted the police from impounding their motorcycles.

In a viral video, people were seen running helter-skelter as sounds of gunshots were heard and weapons were thrown.

It was learnt that the incident created panic in the area.

Some of the eyewitnesses had alleged that there was a clash between the police and the Okada riders when the video surfaced online on Monday.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, described the rumoured attack by okada operators on police personnel in Lekki as captured in the viral video, as false and mischievous.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement that the Command after carefully studying the video noticed that the originators of the video distorted the fact and raised a false alarm.

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