By Ahmed Ajikobi
National Pilot Photo Editor, Mrs Biliqis Isiaka, was yesterday robbed of her money, document and Identity cards by a taxi driver at Western Reservoir Road, Ilorin.
The incident happened around 9am as the unidentified taxi driver slyly removed the purse of the victim which contained the sum of N10,000, three identity cards, a school clearance among other items from her bag after pretending his Mazda 323 had developed a fault.
Narrating her ordeal, Mrs Isiaq told our reporter that on her way to Government House Ilorin, she boarded the cab at Yebumot Roundabout and while in motion the vehicle gave a sound which perhaps made the driver to pull over opposite INEC office, Olorunsogo.
“It was around 9am, I entered the taxi and I was the only passenger. On getting to INEC office area, the car gave a strange sound and the driver said the steering may have developing some fault hence he decided to park the vehicle.
“He then told me that due to the condition of the vehicle, I should disembark. I took my bag from the car but unknown to me, the taxi driver had removed my purse which contained the sum of N10,000, my identity cards and my office and school documents,” she lamented.
Speaking further, Mrs Isiaq implored any member of the public who may come across any document or identity cards that bear BILIKIS ISIAKA FUNMILAYO to return such to the office of National Pilot, Asa Dam Area, Ilorin or College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin.
In a another related development, three shops were said to have been burgled at Ibrahim Taiwo road opposite Lara Bookshop, on Tuesday, with three laptops, five phones and the sum of N30,000 carted away.
The affected shops out of the seven in the building were being used as Saloon, Cyber cafe and MTN partners.
According to report, the laptops were stolen from the 5th shop belonging to MTN partners, two phones from the 6th shops used as Cafe and another three phones and N30,000 stolen from the 4th shop used as Saloon.
The victims were said to have reported the incident at the ‘B Division’ Police Station, Surulere in Ilorin and the officers immediately went to the crime scene.
Efforts to contact the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi on the development proved abortive as his mobile phone was switched off when a call was put through.