Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has stated the preparedness of his administration to extend the operational time for Keke operators in Aba and Umuahia to 9pm if only the operators can commit to the prevention of criminal the use of their tricycles to perpetrate crimes.
Governor Ikpeazu made this known today at a parley he had with the leadership of the Keke Operators known as the Abia State Amalgamated Tricycle Operators Association (ASATOA) held at the Governor’s Lodge Aba.
The Governor had personally invited the leadership of the Union in Aba and Umuahia to inform them that he is not happy that their operational hours was limited but he was left with no choice owing to the consistent use of Keke to commit crimes which ranges from armed robbery to kidnapping.
Ikpeazu challenged them to rise to the occasion and flush out criminal elements amongst their membership and stated that he believed that those who were involved in the criminal acts were not genuine Keke operators.
He told them to develop a comprehensive database of their registered members with full particulars of their persons as a way to help checkmate the use of Keke to convey criminals.