Some suspected ‘one chance’ fraudsters operating in an unmarked taxi at the weekend duped a man, Solomon Ishaku, of the sum of N235,000 near Karmo forest along Gwagwa road, Abuja.
A witness said the incident happened at about 4:23p.m. when the victim boarded the taxi at Gwarinpa junction on his way to Dei-Dei.
He said the victim, who went to cash the money at a bank in Jabi, boarded the taxi with two other passengers already inside, adding that on his way, close to Karmo forest, one of the gang members removed a pistol and forced the victim to handover the money he had.
“The taxi driver pretended as if his car was faulty when he suddenly stopped at the forest and opened his car bonnet and one of the gang members drew out a pistol which he pointed at him demanding that he handed over that money he went to withdraw from the bank,” he said.
According to him, the taxi driver zoomed off immediately they snatched the money and pushed the man out of the car.
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