New Dimension of Crime: Car Thieves and Battery Bandits Strike in Port Harcourt

New Dimension of Crime: Car Thieves and Battery Bandits Strike in Port Harcourt

Recently there has been a sudden increase in what one could describe as new Dimensional Thefts and swift operations of criminality in the Capital City of Rivers State where car theft is at the forefront, highly mentioned along the axis of Afikpo/ Nsukka Street in Diobu, Aba/ Port Harcourt Road, Iwofe/ Akpajo Road, Rumuokoro/ Rumuokuta etc all in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpo Local Government Areas of Rivers State.


Mr. Obinna Ndukwe a businessman in an interview with our reporters narrated his ordeal on the fateful day when his Camry Car was snatched from him. According to him, he was trailed by a similar car from UTC junction with the hope that it was a car going in his direction, but unfortunately, as he stopped along Nsukka Street to buy one or two things in the Market around 9:00 p.m…. two hefty men surrendered him and demanded his car key which he gave to them and they zoomed off. He cried but had no help rather people were giving instances of similar occurrences.

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At Njemane / Nsukka junction, in Diobu Port Harcourt, the bandits loosed a solar energy supply pole installed by NDDC for street light and took the battery. This according to those around stated that this is the new dimension they are focusing on as they constantly continue to terrorise the Street of Njemane.

An eye witness, who through the fence saw them who doesn’t want his name mentioned told our Reporters that the incident took place at about 2:20 Am on Friday when a group of young boys numbering over seven loosed the heavy iron pole and made away with the heavy-duty battery stressing that it is their new target, because similar thing happened at Udi Street where the bandits had removed the batteries in some of the poles.

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Be reminded that the installation was made by NDDC, and it aimed to supply street lights through the solar energy street light supply which runs from Njemaze through Nsukka Street.
He however expressed shock at the rate of crime which had risen to an all-time high with little or no effort by the security agents to combat the bandits, stressing that the residents are living in fear and danger, especially during the night.

He however calls on the state government to provide security architecture for the protection of lives and properties of the residents.