Op­er­a­tors ac­cuse po­lice of ex­tor­tion

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Wu­raola Odolaiye

Tri­cy­cle op­er­a­tors, pop­u­larly known as Keke, have ac­cused po­lice of ex­tort­ing money from them, es­pe­cially around Nyanya.

The Na­tional Chair­man of Com­mer­cial Mo­tor­cy­cle and Tri­cy­cle Own­ers/ Rid­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, Sal­isu Mukhtar, made this known while ad­dress­ing mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion at a meet­ing in Nyanya. He said that he had re­ceived sev­eral com­plaints from his mem­bers ac­cus­ing po­lice of ha­rass­ment and ex­tor­tion. He as­sured mem­bers that the lead­er­ship of the as­so­ci­a­tion would take their com­plaints to the ap­pro­pri­ate quar­ters.

“Sev­eral op­er­a­tors have com­plained that im­me­di­ately they drop off pas­sen­gers, po­lice ar­rest them and ex­tort money from them,” he said.

“So, I want to meet with the Divi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) in Nyanya be­cause I have a good re­la­tion­ship with the po­lice and we shall work for peace,” he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.