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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amaraizu, gave the advice in a statement issued in Enugu on Saturday.

Amaraizu explained that recent intelligence showed that some
unscrupulous persons were using the new contrivance to steal people’s

He said intelligence revealed that the swindlers usually offered
passengers, tricycle and taxi-cab operators drugged or poisoned bottled
or sachet water, fruit juice, soft drinks and suya.

“This usually makes their victims to feel weak and sleepy theregiving
way for the mischief-maker to steal the tricycle or taxi-cab as well as
valuables of the targeted passenger(s) or co-traveller(s)”, he said.

The PPRO urged the public to be properly guided the antics of these
evil-minded people so as not to find themselves in unpleasant

“Police operatives in partnership with sister security agencies and
relevant stakeholders have been directed to fish out those in this
unlawful habit with a view to bringing them to book”, he added.
Source: Daily Trust

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