Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, Reno Omokri, on Thursday criticised the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, over his statement that many motorcycle (Okada) operators in the state are criminals in disguise.
Newsbreak had reported that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, announced a ban on Okada in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) on Wednesday after what he described as “a critical review” on the “menace that has not abated.”
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning, Alabi asserted that many of the riders were unlicensed.
“I want to be emphatic here, most of them are criminals masquerading as okada riders,” Abiodun said.
“We have arrested so many of them with locally made pistols in the course of their operations and many of them have been charged to court.”
Reacting, Omokri submitted that the Commissioner saying “most” is “irresponsible”.
He wrote on his verified Twitter handle: “The statement by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, that most Okada riders are criminals is most unfortunate. I agree many of them are criminals. I support the ban on Okada. But to say most is an irresponsible statement! Did he conduct a survey?”