Gunmen disguised as passengers have snatched a Toyota Corolla car from a Bolt driver at the Modacart area of Trans-Amadi in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The distraught driver, Segun Akinyola, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that he picked a young man who booked his ride, not knowing that he had sinister motives.
Akinyola said when he and his supposed client got to Modacart junction, the passenger brought out a gun and pointed at him, while two others believed to be working with him emerged from a dark corner with guns.
The Bolt driver said the gunmen robbed him of his mobile telephone, an unspecified sum of money, pushed him out of the vehicle and zoomed off to an unknown destination.
“It happened at Modacart roundabout leading to Abuloma (in Port Harcourt). It is a lonely area. That was where some people just came out and pointed their gun at me.
“The one I carried was one of them and he was the one that arranged it,” he stated.
Mr. Akinyola stated that he had reported the matter to the Elekahia Police Division in Port Harcourt city.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she was yet to be briefed of the incident.