A first year student of the Department of Mass Communication, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt allegedly lost a cell phone and N30,000 to fraudsters operating as taxi driver and passengers in Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State recently.
Narrating her ordeal to The Weekend Tide, the victim, Miss Favour Ekeanwu stated that she flagged down a cab with three men and a lady already inside the car along Mgbuoba-NTA Road, while rushing to school from her family house on the fateful day.
She said that on entering the taxi, the occupants ordered her to shut the door by holding the lock outside adding that while she was battling to close the door of the car, the lady sitting next to her was busy ramsacking her hand bag.
According to the victim, after about five minutes the taxi took-off, the driver ordered her out of the vehicle claiming that he was no longer going her route.
The Weekend Tide gathered that it was at that point that the unsuspecting female student discovered that her cell phone and N30,000 meant for the purchase of text books had been stolen.
It was further gathered that efforts made by the victim and sympathisers to apprehend the driver and his cohorts in proved abortive as the taxi zoomed to unknown direction.
The victim used the opportunity to advise students and commuters in Port Harcourt especially Mgbuoba-NTA road to be wary of professional fraudster operating in the name of taxi drivers in the state.
It was not clear at press time if the case had been reported to Police.
Queen Nlewedum Kanu