An Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Dan Bature has stated that policemen found checking vehicle particulars on the highways are on illegal duty.
The AIG in charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states stated this on Wednesday in Ibadan during a two-day familiarisation visit to Oyo State.
Bature while speaking during his visit noted that the job description of a policeman does not include checking vehicle particulars. He however noted that policemen are tasked with ensuring safety on the highways.
He further noted that Patrol vehicles belonging to the Police were not supposed to be stationed at toll gates.
Bature noted these while stressing the commitment of the Inspector General of Police to changing the image of the Nigerian Police.
He said: “The Inspector General of Police is determined to improve on your welfare and pursue the increment of your salary.