There was tension in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Tuesday morning following the alleged killing of a “Keke Napep” operator by Taskforce personnel over non-availability of tax ticket.
The deceased whose identity was given as Mr. Isaac Kosud, from Ogbia Local Government Area, of the state, was said to have been approached and arrested by a team of task force personnel working under an Agent attached to the States Ministry of transportation, at Tombia area of the state capital for not having the N200 tax ticket on Monday morning.
An eyewitness account revealed that an argument ensued between the Taskforce and the deceased which resulted in an altercation.
Protests erupted in the major street of the state capital when the news of the fight filtered in, the keke driver was then taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, but didn’t survive.
According to the Bayelsa State Chairman of Tricycle Operators/ Owners Association of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Adokeme, the deceased only slumped and died while arguments were still on, adding that nobody beat or fought him.