Keke operator dies in fight over N400 levy

Keke operator

Keke operator’ A tragic altercation occurred on Wednesday in Sapele, Delta State, between a member of the revenue taskforce team and a Keke operator who had not paid the daily levy of N400. The conflict escalated when the ticket boy, known as Tunde or Osama, attempted to seize the tricycle operator Augustine Williams’ key. This led to a heated argument and physical altercation, during which Tunde allegedly grabbed Augustine by the neck.

Eyewitnesses recounted that the struggle began when Tunde tried to take the Keke key from Augustine, resulting in a fight that ended tragically.

Expressing sorrow over the incident, a commercial tricyclist named Ese Agbamitor highlighted the ongoing harassment and attacks faced by operators from the revenue task force.

However, the Motorcycle and Tricycle Operators Association (COMTOA), Sapele Chapter, disclaimed any involvement in the killing of Augustine.

Uhria clarified that the incident occurred before their forum had started enforcing the arrest of defaulters.

DSP Bright Edafe, spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, confirmed the arrest of a suspect in Sapele, who is currently in police custody.

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