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We’re kicking out Keke Napep – FCT Minister, Wike

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike has said that his administration will stop the operation of tricycle, (Keke Napep) in some areas of the FCT.

He also promised that the menace of one-chance crime would soon be over in Abuja, saying there will be no operation of Keke Napep in Asokoro and Maitama.

Wike said the FCDA would be rolling out buses and taxes very soon to solve the problem of transportation.

The minister, who was addressing Estate Developers and Residents’ Associations in the Federal Capital Territory called on the residents to cooperate with the FCDA by paying their taxes.

“These buses and taxis will ply all the routes in Asokoro and Maitama. We are kicking out Keke Napep at least in these areas. Some of these Keke Napep are agents of criminals,” he said.

Wike added that “if we have the buses, people will prefer to come from their areas and come to work and go back. It is painful but it’s an inconvenience that we must face”.

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The Adamawa state police command have arrested one Abdulrahman Ishaq for allegedly stealing a commercial tricycle, commonly known as keke napep.

Spokesman of the Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje said the suspect, a resident of Geriyo in Yola North LGA, took the tricycle from the premises of a Mosque at Gate 4, one of the entry gates to the Jimeta Modern Market, Yola.

He said the 22-year-old removed the keke napep from where the owner parked it and joined other worshipers observing prayers at the Mosque.

“The suspect was arrested within Jimeta and investigation has revealed that he took the tricycle from around the Gate 4 Mosque when worshipers were observing their prayers,” Nguroje said.