Any Policeman Checking Vehicle Particulars Is On Illegal Duty – Says AIG

Dan Bature, Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in Charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, says any policeman checking vehicle particulars on the highways is on illegal duty.

Bature said this on Wednesday in Ibadan during a two-day familiarisation visit to Oyo State. He said that the duty of the police was not to check vehicle particulars but to ensure safer roads.

He warned policemen against blocking high ways, saying police patrol vehicles are not 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.

Bature advised officers unable to key into the laudable initiatives of the IGP to resign from the force.

He said that a lot was expected by the public from the police, adding that this informed the monitoring of officers.

"The Inspector General of Police is determined to improve on your welfare and pursue the increment of salary. But this can only be achieved when the people have good perception about the police."


  1. Will our police stop overstep of their boundary.

  2. So should we fight any police officer asking for our documents?

  3. How will police then discover stolen vehicle

  4. Nigeria should be bold enough to ask IGP how does vehicles across div / formatios are being fueled their vehicles,fuel station / formation genrators

  5. This is a very seriou issues,Nigeria since the I was young now am old I have never see NAVY/Army motors in filling station but that of the police.....Can the IGP tell us why?.The issues of kits I do do see Navy /Army on army raincoat but I have never see s police man within police raincoat,they should ask he(igp) when last they have issues kits,I know most of my friends in the Nigeria police and how they bought their uniforms & shoes.lastly Nigeria shoud be bold enough to ask the IGP how much is the salary of my brother who is a Sgt sergeant now who gas put 15yrs 48,000 in this money you have accommodation allowance,touch allowances shoes allowance and many more so the basic amsalary is not more than 35,000.A man with wife and three children.let the the igp go and think,let Nigeria go and think.Recently 2 swerving soldiers was involved in the kidnapping of Mrs Goodwin Emiefele,the CBN GOV.while......


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