By Emmanuel Adeleke
Commercial motorcyclists in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, have embarked on strike over allegations of missing manhood by mischievous passengers.
The state chairman of Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria, Mallam Umar Muhammed, who disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday, said they decided to embark on the strike due to allegations usually levelled against them by passengers.
According to him, several commercial riders have been attacked innocently by passengers who cannot pay for their fare, only for them to turn around and accuse the commercial riders of stealing their manhood.
“Some passengers, when they don’t have money to pay, raise the alarm that their manhood is missing so that they will not pay. Instead of taking the issue to the Police, they will take laws into their hand and beat up the commercial rider.
“Later, these people will say their manhood has returned to their body,” he said.
Muhammed called on security agencies and the state government to look into the issue to avoid any problem that could lead to civil unrest in the state.