Fraudsters popularly referred to as 419 people are now noticed in large number across roads in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital, with many road users fallen victim of their antics already, money and other belongings carted away
The fraudsters who disguises themselves as taxi drivers lure passengers on the road side who may be going their way to join them, pretending as if others in the vehicle are already seated passengers. Mainly men and women who happens to be part of them.
Their common route recently has become the Rumuola to Rumuokwuta road, Rumuokwuta to NTA road, Obiri Ikwerre to Ozuoba axis, Choba to Ozuoba junction. Also, Aba road, Garrison to Stadium road, Eliozu to Air force, Rukpokwu to Igwuruta towards Isiokpo and Eneka road.
Ada George to Agip, Mile 3 to Education, Mile 1 to Istan Bypass are among the axis they operate on daily basis morning and night and so many other areas in Port Harcourt this yuletide season.
Road users who shared their experience this week to True Blue Reporters complained that public car users are highly exposed to such danger and are seem helpless as no security on ground for rapid response.
They called on the government of Rivers State to rise to this recent challenge bedeviling the state and called on the commissioner of police in Rivers State to also rise up to this challenge and save road users who looses their money and belongings on daily basis
People are advised to be cautious on the vehicle they enter no matter how urgent their appointment may be in other not to fall victim also