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Police officers face sanctions for illegal roadblocks

29 April 2015, 21:31

Abuja - The National Police Command will punish officers involved in corruption, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, said.

This follows the alleged involvement of police some personnel in setting up illegal roadblocks.

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He said any police officer caught either through whistle-blowing framework or direct operations of the enforcement units of the Force would be appropriately dealt with in line with established disciplinary procedure of the Force.

He has thus directed the monitoring unit, X-Squad and Force Provost Marshall of the Force to embark on massive anti-corruption enforcement operations.

“While visible policing will be enhanced, I wish to re-emphasise that police road blocks remain banned. They are public nuisance, point of corruption, and source of police-citizens' frictions,” Arase said.

“The Commissioners of Police, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in whose jurisdiction illegal road blocks are detected will be personally or vicariously held liable and strict and swift disciplinary action will be initiated against such officers,” Arase added.

- CAJ News


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