Odumosu warns Police against arrest of courier services motorcycles


Lagos commissioner of police, CP Hakeem  Odumosu, has warned Police Officers not to arrest Motorcycles use for courier services as they are not part of the restrictions.

In a statement by the state police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, issued on Monday to all the Area Commanders, DPOs and Police Officers across the State, the commissioner warned officer on enforcement to strictly abide by the rules of engagement as contained in the extant laws.

The statement also stated that the bike must strictly be used for courier purposes, no carrying of passengers adding the Power bikes are also not affected by the restrictions.

According to the statement, “Lagos State Police Command wishes to reiterate that Motorcycles use for courier services are not included in the restrictions placed on Motorcycles in Lagos State.

“Operators of courier services must strictly obey traffic laws and ensure that they do not drive against traffic (one way). Dispatch riders must put on their crash helmets and should have the dispatch box fixed at the back of the motorcycle.

“The exercise must be free of harassment and extortion. Erring Police Officers will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Members of the Public with genuine grievances and complaints against Police Officers should call any of the following numbers: 08063025274, 08063104759, 08113615350, 08113615350,” It stated.