Police van allegedly used as commercial vehicle in Lagos (photos)

- Some photos of a Nigerian police van in Lagos have gone viral in the online community

- According to the Twitter user that shared the photos, the van was allegedly used for commercial purposes

- Nigerians on social media received the photos with mixed reactions

The recent ban of the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in Lagos by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is seriously taking a toll on residents of the state and this is evident in the ridiculous alternatives people have been forced to take for the sake of transportation.

Just recently, a social media user identified as Ogonne (@caren_diala) took to the microblogging platform, Twitter, with some photos of a Nigerian Police Force (NPF) van, that was allegedly turned to a commercial vehicle for the sake of stranded commuters.

According to Ogbonne who posted the pictures, she witnessed the moment the police van was flagged down around the Eko hotel roundabout area and used to convey people heading towards Ojuelegba axis.


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"I thought it was a joke today at Eko Hotel roundabout when this police van legit pulled over and started loading Ojuelegba.Omo!!! I couldn’t help it," she tweeted.

Check out the photos shared below:

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As expected, social media users could not help but react to the photos. A Twitter handle claimed that the officers involved could be disciplined if they collected money from people that were conveyed by the vehicle.

"If they were doing it without collecting money, that is a laudable thing to do or see! But if they collected money, it is illegal act! If they are reported, they will get severe disciplinary actions!" the tweet read.

Read what other people had to say below:


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Still on the Lagos state ban of okada and keke, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a video that surfaced on Twitter, which made it seem like Lagosians had found a way around the ban.

The video shared by a Twitter user identified simply as Ayemojubar showed people riding horses around the city. Ayemojubar joked about the horses becoming a transport service that can be ordered.

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