Okada Takes The Blame For Damoche’s Murder As Fashola Justifies Ban

DAMINO_DAMOCHEThe menace of commercial motorcycle operation, popularly known as okada, has once again been brought to the fore with the brutal murder of rising hip hop act and student of Lagos State University, LASU, Damilola Olaniyan Ibrahim aka Damino Damoche, last Thursday by gunmen on Okada.

Prior to Damoche’s murder, the activities of okada had been restricted in the state, and now, the state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, is blaming okada for the death of the singer.

Condemning the gruesome killing of Damilola, Fashola urged residents to see reason for restriction of commercial Okada operators in the state. He said that the recent murder and previous ones buttressed the state government’s aim of taming crime through the new road traffic law which restricts the activities of commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada.

“Most dastardly acts are perpetrated with the use of okada so residents have to be security conscious and on their guard all the time. On Thursday, Damino Damoche was shot at the entrance gate of LASU. Those who perpetrated the evil act used Okada.

“Just one month ago, a medical doctor was killed by some armed men who were riding Okada. The doctor would have been of benefit to those in need of medical services. Some people may be saying that the ban on Okada has rendered them useless.”

Decrying the use of okada as a means of livelihood, Fashola asked: “Is this a suitable business? A business that has led to the death of many who could contribute effectively to the development of the country, especially Lagos State?”

Lamenting further, he said, “Those who perpetrate these evil acts aren’t spirits. We (Lagos residents) are the ones offering them shelter when they come to the state. Anyone you suspect doesn’t live in your neighbourhood, report such people to the nearest police station, the chairman of their Community Development Area, CDA, and landlords should ensure that they don’t rent their house to criminals.”


  1. Fashola abeg forget dat talk ! Okada no D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ save life also? Why can’t u ban buses,cars which armed robbers,kidnappers,suicide bombers uses for their operations ? Lagosians re suffering frm ur unpopular action. Building Mega city without mega citizens votes.

  2. Your Excellency,I strongly beg to totally disagree with you.Was Damilola hit by a Motorcycle or was he shot with a gun?One would think your concern should be on immediately making a law for ARMS control,instead of Okada control.Lets not forget that before the advent of Okada,Lagos was a Den for robbers and other evil vices.As the number Chief Security Officer of this State,shouldnt be thinking of the motive(s) and the unmasking of the identity of the evil perpetrators?Its so shamefully disappointing that you of all people would chose to play politics with the murder of a promising young man who is under your security.I wonder when our leaders will ever learn to imbibe a sense of responsibility.I think You should apologise to Lagosians for your indiscretion.

  3. in enugu,they banned okada because of cultist who used okada to carry out their neferious activities,i think thats were fashola is drawing insight on to ban okada in lagos,but regarding to the population who would be rendered useless if the ban should take effect.its leaves him with choices

  4. fashola u should even tank God dat okada came 2 stay in lagos cos robbers would have being d other of d day, even self wen u no u wil ban okadas y do u use it 4 ur campain by given dem helment, is it bcos dis is ur last term in office u want 2 make life unbearable 4 people wo voted u in office.

  5. It is not the best option by banning the okada rider. Now the level of attrosities will surely increase. May God have his way!

  6. Don’t kno y baba fash is not optimistic. Damoche who was he? Was he kill by okada man? He only reaap the fruit of his labour. The did to him what he also has done to. Peopple.or. Is it okada man that carries the rival cultist. Let’s be sincere here pls.

  7. fashola its a sham dat ur playing politics wit my friends death!!! All de deaths dat are occouring evryday is it coursed by okada???. Look for hw to fish out dis bad boys ur here blabing….


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