At least three vehicles were burnt and two patrol vans vandalised when Okada riders and policemen attached to the Elemoro Division Police Station in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State clashed on Monday.
It was gathered that the incident occurred when police officers apprehended a motorcyclist who drove against traffic. The motorcyclist was said to have been shot dead for unknown reasons.
In protest, other Okada riders stormed the Elemoro police station and burnt three vehicles and vandalised two patrol vans parked within the premises.
Okada Riders Set Vehicles Ablaze, In Reprisal Attack On Police Station In Lagos pic.twitter.com/NqAUuFZfSS
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Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejebi, however, said the police station was not set ablaze.
Adejobi in a statement also said another police station in the Ile-Epo area of the state was also not set ablaze.
The statement read, “The Lagos State Police Command has tactically repelled some hoodlums who attempted to set ablaze the Oke Odo Division of the command today 24th May, 2021 and twelve (12) of them were arrested. The command wishes to state clearly that no live was lost and the Police Station was never burnt.”