According to a Report from GNS, A certain woman selling smoked fish was beaten to coma at Mission road yesterday evening by Agberos along .
From what was gathered from those on ground, they said as from 5pm in every evening these miscreants apprehend traders, take them to Oba Market Police Station, demand money for failing to be settled.
According to our source, the so called Agberos referred to get settled on a daily basis and failure to do so these helpless sellers are arrested and left to sleep in the cell so as to appear before the mobile court the following day, whoever pays the sum of between N15k to N30k gets released. If i may ask ,how is their wares worth?
In as much as we condemn the act of street trading under any guise, traders shouldn’t be subjected to this inhuman and uncivil treatment in the hands of these extortionists.
Government should as a matter of urgency device more acceptable approach to address this menace.