Chika Otuchikere


The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered state command commissioners of police to dislodge local government officials mounting roadblocks and collecting tolls from motorists.

Arase gave the order yesterday in a statement signed by Force spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu in which he said that officials flouting the law would he made to face the wrath of the law.Acting-Inspector-General-of-Police-IGP-Solomon-Arase

The police boss said the order became necessary following complaints from the public that the LG officials were extorting them and disrupting flow of traffic.

“IGP Solomon Arase has mandated all State Command commissioners of police to dislodge local government officials operating on the highways in the guise of collecting tolls for their local government authorities.

“This 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,” Ojukwu said.

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