20161020

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."