Lagos okadas: Nigeria crushes 2,000 motorcycle taxis


More than 2,000 confiscated motorcycle taxis are being crushed in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, following a ban on the vehicles, known as okadas. The move comes following the lynching of a man by suspected riders last month, which sparked outrage. Sunday David, a 38-year-old sound engineer, was killed in the upmarket Lekki neighbourhood after a disagreement over fares. His death sparked outrage and forced authorities to act. His wife, Grace Bolu, was distraught and left questioning how she will support her two children. “I’m just a civil servant. My husband does everything. How will I do it? How much is my salary to pay school fees, pay rent?” she told the BBC.(BBC)…[+]