Abuja - The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), a social organisation, has condemned the reported increasing rate of police extortion on the Eleme-Bori axis of the East-West road.
Frank Jonah, Chairman MOSOP Kingdom Coordinators Forum, noted that the situation had become embarrassing and shameful for the reputation of the Nigerian Police.
“We particularly note the notoriety of the activities of the Federal Highway Patrol teams on the Eleme-Bori road whose focus have almost shifted to looking for avenues for extortion rather than providing security on the East-West Road,” he said.
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Jonah reported an “embarrassing situation” which occurred on Monday when hoodlums took over parts of the East-West road, saying this attested to the laxity of the police forces.
“Of course, they could not have detected the influx of miscreants to the Akpajo axis of the road while they are busy looking for money,” said Jonah.
He thus urged Police authorities to caution the patrol teams in the area.
“We will want to see greater security for lives and properties and not check points and extortion.”
The East-West road is a 338 km dual carriageway connecting Warri town in Delta State to Oron Town in Akwa-Ibom State.
- CAJ News