Officers posted on highways shouldn’t extort motorists: Police Commissioner

The police commissioner in Ondo, Oyeyemi Oyediran, has warned cops posted to expressways in the state during the yuletide not to extort motorists.

“All the policemen posted on duty on highways must be at alert and not use their duty posts as a means of extortion,” Mr Oyediran warned.

He urged them against using their duty posts to collect bribes from motorists and other travellers.

Mr Oyediran gave the warning when he paid an unscheduled visit to a section of the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday to supervise the activities of police personnel posted to approved beats on the highway.

The warning was due to the outcry of Nigerians on the traffic congestion on the expressway caused by the number of roadblocks, unnecessary delay of commuters and pedestrians in transit.

He enjoined the policemen to ward off criminals, promptly attend to emergencies, ease vehicular movement and protect all road users along the Benin-Ore axis.

The commissioner, who ensured free passage of vehicles on the highway during his visit, assured residents of Ondo and all other road users of adequate security at all times.


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