Some fake taskforce members masqurading as officials of the Rivers State Taskforce on illegal Street Trading have been apprehended around the town axis of Port Harcourt.
Cordinator of the Taskforce, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi disclosed this while briefing officials on Thursday morning.
According to him, the fake taskforce members extort huge sums of money from unsuspecting members of the public including impounding of vehicles.
About seven persons were on Thursday morning paraded for masqurading as members of the Taskforce and extorting 20,000 from a victim.
A source informed Hitvibz that they will be charged to court.
Meanwhile members of the public have been urged to be vigilant and report such cases to the nearest police station or call Felix Nwadibeyi, Cordinator of the Rivers State Taskforce on illegal street trading on 08037226080 if they are harassed by officials they suspect are fake.