Protesters under the aegis of Hearse, Ambulance, Casket, Mortuary Decorators Union, drove have expressed displeasure at collection of revenues by louts in Abia State. They marched through major roads in Umuahia, the state capital, causing heavy traffic snarl around the metropolis.
They blared sirens and put on their vehicle headlamps as they drove around at a snail pace, drawing the ire of other road users.
Addressing newsmen in front of Gity Gate Mortuary, Umuahia, where they took off, Chairman of the union, Comrade Uche Kalu, said louts operating as revenue taskforce had not given their members any breathing space in the state as they kept extorting money from them.
According to him, the louts subject the members to all sorts of payments ranging from N2,000 to N10,000 without receipts. He called on the state government to order the louts to stop disturbing his members to enable them operate without hitches.
The union members threatened to embark on one month strike should the harassment of their members persists after the peaceful protest.