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Lagos govt frees 123 detained motorcyclists

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The 123 male passengers who were intercepted along Moshalashi road, Agege with 48 motorcycles that were coming from Jigawa State have been released from police custody.

The Lagos State Police Command said it was satisfied with the men’s legitimate mission in the state and has allowed them to proceed to their various destinations.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in an earlier statement said that a truck, with Registration Number JIGAWA HJA-680-XA, conveying the male passengers and motorcycles was on Friday, intercepted and searched.

According to him, the vehicle and passengers were searched but nothing incriminating was found.

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“They were profiled with a view to ascertaining who they were, where they come from, their background and their mission in Lagos.

“They all came from Jigawa State, North West Region of Nigeria and are mostly artisans, commercial motorcyclists and traders.

“Some of them are already based in Lagos with their families while others are coming for the first time. They are in the state in pursuit of greener pasture,” Elkana said.

Elkana stressed that the Lagos Police Command would not relent in its efforts to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Lagos State.

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