Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has mandated all
State Command Commissioners of Police to dislodge local government
officials illegally operating in highways.
These were said to be operating in the guise of collecting tolls for their local government authorities.
Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, Abuja has confirmed their dislodgement.
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Ojukwu said the order became necessary following complaints and reports of disruption of smooth flow of traffic, extortion and harassment of motorists on the highways by local government officials.
He added that henceforth any local government staff found wanting in this regard would be made to face the full weight of the law.
- CAJ News