Two photos of a yellow three-wheeler tuk-tuk – known as a tricycle, keke and by many other names – has appeared in many Facebook posts with a claim it was made in Nigeria’s southeastern city of Aba, the commercial centre of Abia state.
“THE IGBO MAN KNOWS HOW TO USE HIS BRAIN VERY WELL. 7 SEATER KEKE MADE IN ABA. CHECK THIS OUT,” one caption to the photos reads.
But was the three-wheeler really made in Aba by Igbo people?
Photos from Alibaba e-commerce site
The version on Facebook has been doctored, with the Alibaba URL blacked out. The undoctored version would have raised doubt about the made-in-Aba claim.
“Hot sale 2017 wholesale price 4 passengers three-wheeler taxi motorcycle for sale in Ethiopia,” the headline on the sales page reads. The price is from US$1,500 to $1,700.
Another sales page with the same photo suggests the three-wheelers were also sold in Bolivia.
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