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FCT police, DSS meet okada riders over jungle justice

As part of efforts to stem the spate of jungle justice in Abuja, the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Security Services, DSS, have met with over 150 commercial motorcyclist in Abuja.

Speaking at the meeting, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, warned that, forthwith, sanctions according to the rule of law will be meted on erring persons.

A statement by the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Omotayo Oduniyi, said a representative of the DSS also attended the meeting which took place at the Command Headquarters on Tuesday.

It noted that the CP charged the commercial motorcyclists to turn a new leaf and work in synergy with the police to fish out the bad eggs among them.

Babaji also urged the commercial motorcyclists to obey traffic rules and eschew the habit of resorting to violence at the slightest provocation.

The statement further noted that “the recent spate of outbreak of violence largely traceable to commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, has become a menace occasionally playing out as self-help in obtaining justice known as jungle justice, vandalization of government and private properties, and sundry antisocial behaviours demanding an immediate redress.

“During the meeting, some of the chairmen in attendance, who spoke on behalf of the commercial motorcyclists, promised to play by laid down rules.

“The CP, however, reassures the good people of the Territory of the Command’s unflinching commitment to rid the Territory of criminal elements and bring crime and criminality to the barest minimum.

The statement urged members of the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police.

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