- Members of the public have been advised by the Enugu state Police Command, about new antics used by criminal elements to wreak havoc on innocent citizens
- The Command disclosed that these mischief-makers usually pretend to be drivers, and with their cohorts as passengers; and in the process, later turn out to be criminals
- Members of the public have been advised to be vigilant and security conscious in order not to fall into the antics of these mischief-makers
The Enugu state Police Command has advised members of the public to be security conscious in order not to fall prey to the antics of mischief-makers who double as tricycle or cab operators.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the advice in Enugu on Saturday, August 11, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Amaraizu said that some mischief-makers had used their new antics to wreak havoc on the lives and businesses of members of the public.
He said that recent intelligence information revealed that these mischief-makers usually pretend to be drivers, and with their cohorts as passengers; and in the process, later turn out to be members of pick-pocketing and/or advance fee fraud gangs.
“In the same vein, there is another group that also acts as passengers and who offer drugged items like fruit juice, suya and other edible items to their targeted victim or victims with a view to dispossessing them of their tricycles, taxicabs and other valuables and take them to where they are be sold off.
“The Command, however, advises members of the public to be vigilant and security conscious in order not to fall into the antics of these mischief-makers.
“The Command, working in partnership with other sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders, is ensuring that those engaged in these unwholesome habits are fished out and made to face the music, in line with the relevant section of the law,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that members of a deadly criminal gang accused of terrorizing some parts of Enugu state were declared wanted by the state Police Command.
The Command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement, said members of the gang had killed some people in Ehamufu in Isiuzo local government area of the state, where they had been operating.
Amaraizu gave the names of some of the suspects as Emmanuel Edeh from Ehamufu and Chibuike Odoh also from Mgbuji Ehamufu.
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