IG Arase Reinstates Strict Enforcement Of Ban On Road Blocks

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on Friday, May 8, 2015 reinstated the resolve of the force to strictly enforce the ban on road blocks across the nation.

He made this assertion while addressing senior police officers and men during his maiden visit to the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja.

He said the decision to enforce the ban on road blocks had been made, adding that 16 teams had been deployed to enforce it.

He said, “Sixteen teams have been deployed to the whole geo-political zones to make sure the ban on road blocks is enforced.

“The ban on road blocks does not mean there won’t be civility in policing in terms of police motor patrols.

“I don’t want to ambush any officer and anybody. The road blocks have become a nuisance, I’m allergic to corruption and I have zero tolerance for it.

“I have also directed that every person who is unauthorised to use police officers as escort, such policemen should be withdrawn,’’ Arase said.

He also assured officers and men of improved welfare.

While expressing deep appreciation to the officers and men of the Lagos State Command for their loyalty to duty, the IGP urged them not to relent in efforts to fight against crime in the nation.

He said, “I know how crime was years before now in Lagos but I know there has been sudden decline in crime as at now.

“One area I have serious problem with is the area of criminalising civil and commercial cases which the Commissioners of Police from all the states should look into.”

The inspector-general also visited the Police College, Ikeja to inspect the facilities there.


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