Commercial motorcyle operators (Okada riders) in Lagos State has been given an ultimatum to begin to wear approved reflective jackets while on road or risk arrest.
Mr.Edgal Imohimi, the state Commissioner of Police,stated this while addressing the riders on Friday, warning that the Police could not gurantee the safety of any member of the public patronizing commercial operators without the approval uniform.
He said the action was taken to enable the police to distinguish genuine commercial motorcycle operators from criminal elements using the business as a cover to commit crimes.
He said yellow and pink reflective jackets had been approved for members of Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State affiliated to the National Union of Road Transport Workers and the National Motorcycle Owners and Riders’ Association of Lagos State, respectively.
Imohimi advised all operators to get registered for proper identification, warning that any unregistered operator found on the road from Tuesday would be arrested for illegal operation.