The Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, of Police in Charge of Zone 11, Dan Bature, has reiterated that the role of police officers does not include checking vehicle particulars on the highway.
Bature, made this known on Wednesday, during a two-day visit to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He said that any policeman checking vehicle particulars on the highways is on illegal duty.
Bature pointed out that the role of the police was to ensure safer roads, while warning against the practice of policemen blocking highways with their vehicles.
The AIG, assured that the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris was committed to changing the negative image of the police and supporting the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government.
“The Inspector General of Police is determined to improve on your welfare and pursue the increment of your salary.
“But this can only be achieved when the people have good perception about the police,” Bature said.
Sam Adegbuyi, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, told the AIG that in view of the population of Oyo State, the command needed to create three more Area Commands in addition to the existing four commands.
He commended the AIG, the Oyo state government and the Police-Community Relation Committee for the successes recorded so far in the fight against crime.