The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in Charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun, and Ondo states, Dan Bature on Wednesday said any policeman checking vehicle particulars is on an illegal duty.
AIG Bature who disclosed this in Ibadan on Wednesday during a two-day familiarization visit to Oyo State said that the duty of the police was not to check vehicle particulars but to ensure safer roads.
Bature also warned policemen against blocking highways, saying police patrol vehicles were not supposed to be toll gates.
He said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) was committed to changing the negative image of the police and supporting the anti-corruption war of the Federal Government. He thus advised officers who are unable to key into the laudable initiatives of the IGP to resign from the force.
Similarly, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 6, Abubakar Marafa, has re-affirmed that bailing of suspects remains free.
Speaking in Abakiliki on Tuesday during a visit to the Ebonyi state police command, Marafa said: “There should not be any form of payment for bail as the Inspector-General of Police has mandated that this instruction should be carried to the latter”.
According to the AIG, the ban on roadblocks nationwide is still in place, as no police checkpoint should be seen on the road.
“I have received many cases of loss of firearms and any officer who is careless with this will be punished.
“The concerned case would be reviewed and anyone found guilty will be charged to court and be made to pay for the government property he lost.”