The Delta State Police Command has announced the ban on Tricycle Transportation, popularly known as Keke Napep, beyond the hours of 10:00pm in Asaba.
This is coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Police at the Inter-Bau intersection last Saturday where three Police Officers were battered with machete cuts and their riffles reportedly carted away.
In a press statement by the command, signed by ASP Chuks Orisewezie, ASABA METRO understands that the ban was to checkmate the increasing crime rate in the State capital in recent times.
Read the Statement below;
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command owing to the prevailing security situation in the State, and in his bid to serve the good people of the State well and reduce crime to the barest minimum, reiterates the Government’s ban on all Tricycle aka keke napep operators in Asaba and its environs not to operate beyond 2200hrs.
Officers of the Command on patrol duties have been given a matching order to arrest and impound any Tricycle aka keke napep operator found operating within the streets of Asaba metropolis and its environs after 2200hrs (10pm).
The Commissioner of Police solicits your understanding in this regards while assuring Deltans and the general public of his commitment to their safety and security at all times.