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The Lagos Police Command has said it will arrest both motorcyclists and passengers as part of measures to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycle operations in the state.

The spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, announced this on Saturday on his Twitter handle.

“Under the new total ban of motorcycles in the six local government areas of Lagos State, passengers and riders alike will be arrested and prosecuted.

“The passenger is an accomplice. Ignorance will not be an excuse,” he declared.


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday imposed a fresh and total ban on commercial motorcycles, on all highways across six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas in the state.

The affected areas are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Apapa.

Mr Sanwo-Olu gave the directive during a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers.