Reported By EJEKWU, CLIFFORD
The popularly known Rumuokoro roundabout in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area has been described as a place where criminals now gather day and night to carry out their ugly acts.
Users of this roundabout now do so with so much fear of being lynched, stabbed or robbed by this criminals who operates around this area with jack knives and fire arms.
Just last week, a reliable source that resides within Rumuokoro axis narrated what he described as BROAD-DAY ROBBERY AND INTIMIDATION on a woman at Rumuokoro roundabout.
Narrating the ordeal, he said he was at the roundabout at about 4pm that very day to buy a charger for his phone when he saw a boy of average height drag a hand bag from a woman and immediately pulled out a jack knife and dared the woman to come close to him, the woman could not for fear of being stabbed as people were around including passersby who could not do anything to help the woman, until the boy disappeared into thin air.
The source further said that he later came closer and over heard the woman saying she has about ₦50,000 and other valuables including her phone in the bag.
Another eyewitness said the reason why nobody would want to intervene apart from the police is because they know too well that the boy was not alone, that definitely his gangs must be around watching unidentified.
The question is, are the police not aware of all these happenings at Rumuokoro roundabout, even when they have their station close to this roundabout and even have some of their men and women at the same roundabout controlling traffics?
Furthermore, the public and residents at this Rumuokoro round about are calling on the Local Government Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area Hon. Solomon Abel Eke and the D.P.O Special Area Division to come to their aid and act very fast to eradicate these ugly acts.