There were gunshots at Lekki Phase 1 Gate, Lagos, after police tried to impound commercial motorcycles.
In a video seen online on Monday, people were running in different directions as gunshots were heard in the area.
However, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement that originators of the video distorted the facts.
“This was in order to cause confusion and create fears in the minds of the general public for reasons best known to the originators or sponsors as the case may be.
“The command wishes to set the record straight that on Monday, April 26, about 09:30 am, the Divisional Police Officer in Maroko, Lagos State, was informed that some okada riders were on the rampage by resisting the police from impounding their motorcycles at Lekki Phase 1 Gate.
“The area falls within the restricted areas for okada operations in the state. The Divisional Police Officer then called for reinforcement and ordered his policemen to race to the place to take charge and restore normalcy.
“The policemen were able to curtail their activities and chased them to their hideout where 31 of their motorcycles were impounded and one of the leaders, one Mohammed, was arrested. Normalcy has been restored to the area.” he said.
He added that the originator of the video “is being traced for necessary investigation.”