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Nigeria police on Thursday shut down the office of an online payment outlet for commercial tricycle operators, Opay in Kano state.

It was gathered that the outlet was closed down during a raid carried out by the Kano state police command over alleged non-compliance with government rules and directives.

According to information gathered, armed security operatives stormed the state office at Lodge road in Kano.

They ordered all staff and scores of commercial tricycle operators known as Adaidaita Sahu to immediately vacate the premises, threatening that anyone who failed to comply with the order risked arrest.

An eye witness said the commercial operators were planning to settle their balance for previous night’s work when the police arrived and dispersed them.

Read:  OPay raises $120M from Chinese investors

The spokesman of the Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident, said the command received an order from Kano state government to close the office.

Haruna, said the Opay company didn’t comply with some rules set for it by the state government in order to operate.

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