A 19-years-old motorcyclist popularly called okada rider have been docked by the Lagos state police for helping a robber escape a crime scene.
As reported by Punch the suspect identified as Uke John is a commercial okada rider who was out doing his business until he was stopped by a robbery suspect, 25-year-old Olamide Oyetakin who have just snatched a bag and was trying to escape from the scene because he was being pursued.
Although, the suspect claims he have no connection with the robbery incident, he is presently in police custody and won’t be released until after a thorough investigation.
“I was working around Shitta area of Surulere when Oyetakin stopped me and said I should drop him somewhere. Before I knew what was happening, people came from nowhere and took both of us. They beat us before they handed us over to the police. They said we were robbers,” says Uke John.
Fortunately for John, the real suspect Oyelakin verified his claims that he never knew John and he had only boarded his bike to escape.
“I was on my way to rob at Shitta. I was desperate because a week before that, my shop where I repair phones had been destroyed at Ijora, Lagos . I had the intention to snatch bags at Shitta that day but I saw someone with a bag before I got there and I snatched it. But before I could escape, I was caught along with the okada rider,” says Olamide.