Yesterday Onitsha Metropolis witnessed a huge revolt by Tricycle Riders popularly referred to as keke over the huge extortion they suffer in the hands of Touts popular referred to as Agbero who masquerade themselves as revenue agents of the State Government.
According to the riders the Touts are becoming a torn in the flesh as they collect huge amount money from the forceful and illegally, Money that does not end up in the purse of the state Government but few individuals who do not do anything for a living just sit down a share these money amongst themselves.
The major flash point for this protest was the DMGS roundabout which is a major spot the Touts are always seen
The riders are saying that they want the Touts of the roads and the state government should provide a proper revenue channel where they can pay taxes, toll and levies to the government seamlessly and not this way they are harassed and sometimes even beaten up.
The riders are saying that the incoming government of Prof. Charles Soludo should as a first line of action take these men of the roads or the out going administration should do it for them as a parting gift and he will be most remembered and cherished for it.