Edo Govt Moves To Curb Extortion Of Motorists

From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

Edo State government has banned collection of revenue on all highways in the state by officials of the local and state governments following complaints of extortion and harassment.



    Commissioner for Information & Orientation, Louis Odion, said the state government has also prohibited the operation of passengers welfare scheme in the state.

    He further restricted the activities and operations of drivers welfare scheme to designated motor parks and not on roads or highways, warning that anyone who disobeys the order will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

    “Following incessant reports of extortion and harassment of road users on roads and highways in Edo State, the Edo State Government hereby announces the prohibition of revenue collection under any guise by any person or group of persons purporting to be acting on behalf of state or local government,” he said.

    The order is with immediate effect, according to the commissioner.

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