IGP orders CPs to send LG officials packing from Highways

Determined to get rid of all forms of extortions on the highways, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase has mandated all State Command Commissioners of to dislodge local government officials operating on the highways.

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The officials, he noted are operating in the guise of collecting tolls for their local government authorities.

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, the order became necessary following complaints and reports of disruption of smooth flow of traffic, extortion and harassment of motorists on the Highways.

‘Henceforth any local government staff found wanting in this regard would be made to face the full weight of the law,” he said.

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