By Sodiq Lawal
There was a pandemonium at Alapata community in Modakeke as thugs and motorcyclists clashed.
The incident which occurred on Tuesday at exactly 12:50pm was said to have been caused by the thugs who invaded the motorcycle union park.
Our correspondent learnt that the thugs invaded the park of the motorcycles for beating one of them on Monday.
As a result of this, the motorcyclists made a reprisal and turned to a battle between the duo.
According to an eye witness who craved anonymity said the incident started on Monday when a motorcyclist slapped a renowned thug, Skete for abusing him.
He added that Skete on Tuesday called on his gangs and stormed the motorcyclists with harmful weapons.
Our correspondent also learnt that no fewer than 20 motorcycles where vandalized while many were injured.
As at the press time, the police have visited the scene and arrested most of the thugs and motorcyclists.
However, those who were injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force on Enforcement of Road Traffic Laws yesterday said his team will commence the full enforcement of the State Laws of 2012 that banned motorcycle operators from plying certain routes across the state.
Mr Olayinka Egbeyemi revealed this to journalists while answering to an incident that occurred around Mile 2 area of Lagos, where a sister agency raided hideouts of miscreants and hoodlums.
He said the enforcement had earlier occurred when security operatives of the agency invaded 2nd Rainbow along Mile 2 area including Festac and impounded 163 motorcycles with 29 riders arrested
He said, “There must be a synergy between all security agencies of government in order to collectively fight the menace of these motorcycle operators on all restricted routes across the state.
“There were series of complaints from members of the public on criminal activities perpetrated by some of these motorcycle operators.
“Complaints by the residents of snatching of bags, phones, wallets, and jewelry around these areas at night are on a rampage.”
He advised members of the public to desist from patronizing commercial motorcycle operators on restricted routes as anyone arrested will be prosecuted in accordance with the Law.
He added that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Legal Imohimi has directed the 29 arrested motorcycle operators immediately charge to court for prosecutions.