Kwara State Police Command, through a press release, advised members of the public to be conscious of the taxi cab they board and should also endeavor to enter commercial taxis from recognised motor parks.
The Press Statement, made available to The Informant247 dated: 11th of June, 2018, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Dsp Okasanmi Ajayi; enlighten the public on the activities of criminals using commercial tax is to perpetrate their nefarious activities in Ilorin metropolis between 9:00pm to 11:00pm.
The Press Statement reads;
11TH OF JUNE 2018
ACTIVITIES OF UNSCRUPULOUS COMMERCIAL TAXI OPERATORS.
The command wishes to once again draw the attention of the members of the public to the activities of criminals using commercial taxis to perpetrate their nefarious activities especially in Ilorin metro between the hours of 0900 hrs and 1300hrs.
Their mode of operation is to pose as taxi drivers looking for passengers having one man sit in the front while the other sits at the back unknown to the intending innocent passenger that they are criminals. Whenever their prey enters, the door of the car is hooked, the driver will suddenly say he is no longer proceeding on the trip hence, the passenger will be struggling to open the door and the driver will pretend as if he is opening the door meanwhile the passenger sitted at the back with the innocent person would have been fleeced of his valuables especially telephone handsets and wallet. Before the innocent passenger realises that he has been fleeced , the driver and his accomplice would have driven away.
The command has since deviced means of arresting the syndicates, as some of them are already in our custody. The command is also using this medium to warn members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands, either by preventing law enforcement agencies or court bailiff from performing their lawful duties or giving jungle justices in any situation. Anybody arrested for contraverning the above will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Members of the public are therefore advised to be conscious of the taxi cab they board. They should also endeavour to enter taxis from recognised motor parks, while ensuring that their valuables are properly concealed while in commercial taxis, please.