IGP Arase Orders Fee Collecting Council Officials Off The Road


The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has mandated commissioners of police in the states to dismantle road blocks erected by local government officials in order to collect fees, dues and taxes.

In a terse press statement issued on his behalf on Wednesday by the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, the IGP said the order became imperative following complaints by the public over the disruption of the smooth flow of traffic by officials of the local government who mount road blocks in the guise of collecting the fees.

He said there were equally reports of extortion and harassment of motorists by the local government agents deployed to the highways.

“Henceforth any local government staff found wanting in this regard would be made to face the full weight of the law,” the statement read.

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