Angry okada riders beat Zonal head of LASTMA to death in Lagos

Mr Bakare, Zonal Head, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Apapa, was beaten to death by suspected okada riders and touts on Thursday, 15th December, 2016.

According to reports, Mr Bakare was killed along Point Road, Apapa while performing his duties, which included making sure okada riders didn’t ply the restricted major roads.

It was reported that he was attacked by angry okada riders who beat him up until he died.

Bashir Braimah, General Manager, LASTMA confirmed the incident, saying that he was on duty controlling and regulating traffic in Apapa when he was killed.

Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos also confirmed the incident, stating that the official was killed during a mob action. She also revealed that investigations into the crime has began and that people responsible for his death will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law



  1. This I see unbelievable. What sort if lawless country is this? I hope the people are brought to book. May his soul rest in peace.

  2. Ambode stop treating these okada guys with kid gloves. It is the time you stopped all of them from operating in Lagos Metropolis. Be wise and firm!!!

  3. What are the police doing while this was going. Couldn’t they have stopped the mob?
    What a country!!! May God grant him eternal rest Amen

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