Owerri, Imo State

It was a show of raw power in the capital city of Imo state, as the members of tricycle union and visually-impaired persons went on rampaging and protesting in the city.

It was reliably gathered that scores of tricyclists who are referred to as keke in the local parlance yesterday, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, staged a mother protest in different and many areas and parts of Owerri metropolis.

They protested against a ban which the state government had placed on their operation. This ban which has been given to them through the officials of the state- owned Environmental Transformation Commission had caused trouble between the bodies and the government agency leading to the blockage of movements along the various streets. The government agency, the commission, had placed an order banning the tricyclists from operating within the capital city from December1, 2017.