Social critic and founder of the Our Mumu Don Do movement, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy has come out to wade in on the recent ban on bikes and tricycles by the Lagos State government.
Speaking via his Instgram page, the eccentric Charly Boy who is known for riding around in bikes revealed that he was in support of the move to ban the riders in the state.
He said his decision was informed by a conversation he had with a friend from the northern part of the country.
According to him, there is a plot to flood states like Lagos and Kwara with riders from the north in readiness for some form of violence to be meted out when the time comes.
He further distanced himself from the riders, saying he does not know them (a reference to his affinity with bike riders)
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EMERGENCY!!!!! People dey ask me say, CharlyBoy why you allow Lagos state government Ban Keke/Okada riders for most major roads for Lagos. Say, even since dem Ban dem you never talk anything. People just dey Trek anyhow for Lagos. I go just take style answer dem. “The Okada People I dey see now no be my boys” Most of them no know me and me no know dem. For una information, I am in total support of this Okada ban based on my discussion with one of my hausa chairman in Akomora two decades ago, when I just meet again after so many years. He gave me more insight into the activites of these Okada riders.. — 1. He told me that most of the riders in Lekki are Shite members and other Muslim radicals. 2. He told me that their are other 2 – 3 groups also in Lagos / Lekki axis who could only be identified with the way they pray completely different form the normal prayers. He said, these ones are more dangerous than the Shite group but if you dont know , you will never know because they hide their identities a lot. 3 . He told me that they are coming to Lagos enmass and gathering momentum to enable them do the kind of things they practice in Kaduna, Kano etc… I was told that their new concentration bases are, Lagos and Kwara for now. My People, we must be vigilant oooo. I was amazed with the information I got from my old time Mallam friend. He told me that their Sponsors provides all the Okadas for them so that their base in Lagos will be strong enough to unleash their normal mayhem….. Chineke God Why? I can now understand why Landlords in Lekki are shouting about the level of Insecurity. Una never know anything. Amotekun is a good development but if we fail to curtail the influx of these people posing as Okada riders, then we are in for a timebomb that could explode any moment from now and thats why im in total support of this Ban. Period! Most important step on security is Intelligence with less noise in the social media. Just imagine the amount of information I gathered from a common Mallam and henceforth I will be engaging him and his likes more. For this action Lagos State took, I do hope more states in SW, SE will follow suit. For 25yrs, I fought..