Not up to 18 Hours of the re-launch of the Rivers State Task Force, It members has beaten a Nigerian Taxi driver to stupor.
The Tigers State Task force on Street Trading, Illegal Motor Parks have badly beaten and injured a taxi driver around the Eliozu Flyover axis of Port Harcourt.
AUTHENTIC learnt the operatives who wore green reflectors pounced on the man for refusing to hand over his car key after refusing to give them bribe.
Eyewitnesses said that one of the operatives jumped into a shop selling kitchen utensils and picked a kettle on display and used it to strike the head of the taxi driver.
The boys reportedly scurried off after crowd started to build up following the driver’s cry for help.
He is currently receiving treatment at a pharmacy near by as at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile the Taskforce was last year 2020 disbanded following outcry of Citizen over extra judicial killing and even deviation from prescribed duties.
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The Task Force on Illegal Street Trading and Motor Parks has a new coordinator. He is DSP Felix Nwadibe. DSP Nwadibe told newsmen that the task force is working with new members. He said members have been trained to carry out their duties diligently.
Meanwhile, seventy Police officers have been attached to the task force who resumed duty in Port Harcourt today. The officer in charge of the task force, DSP Oputa Christopher, told newsmen that the officers are there to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
However, some residents are calling for the removal of the Police officers attached to the task force officials. Some of them, mostly drivers at the Mile Three axis of Port Harcourt, told our correspondent that most assaults are carried out by the Police attached to the task force officials.