By Stanley Onyekwere
The Chairman of the FCT Ministerial task team on traffic free flow, Ikharo Attah has condemned in strong what he described as heinous attack by some commercial motorcyclists otherwise known as Okada operators on a member of the joint FCTA transportation/traffic enforcement team, Danladi Ibrahim.
It was gathered that Ibrahim was with the roving team at Apo area in Gudu district where the operations of commercial motorcycles remains highly prohibited.
Attah who made the condemnation while speaking with journalists, disclosed that the attack has left the victim battling for his life.
According to Attah:” after Ibrahim and his team confiscated a commercial, unknowingly to them some angry car wash operators rush to confront them and attempted to free the okada.
“In the cause of ensuing arguement, the okada guy removed the knife from his pocket and stab him on the chest which lead to the fatai injury.
“ He immediately left with the motorcycles while, those who came to defend him fled and abandoned their businesses after his action.”
Furthermore, the Traffic task team chairman reiterated that the FCT administration is doing everything possible to ensure that Ibrahim who is battling for his life gets the best of treatment.
He noted that manhunt for okada operator and those who aided him to resist arrest is still on.
Attah however appealed to commercial motorcycles operators to limit themselves to areas where they are allowed to operate by the transportation masterplan of the Federal capital Territory.
He also called on residents to stop defending law breakers and join hands with government to develop Abuja, in line with the dreams and aspirations of its founding fathers.