It seems police officers decided not to comply anymore with the AIG’s (Mr. Muhammed Abubakar) order on the removal of all checkpoints across the country following the mounting of a checkpoint by some policemen at the Berger end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday night.
Before the acting AIG’s order, police officers mounted roadblocks on both sides of the expressway resulting in heavy traffic, extorting money from innocent Nigerians.
The order was initially adhered to for some weeks as the policemen are now back on the road, but mostly at night.
Commercial and truck drivers plying the road stressed that they were the targets of the policemen as they extorted money from them under the cover of the night.
Meanwhile, The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Lagos State Command, Mr. Tunde Sobulo, said at a press briefing recently, that there was no way the police would dismantle all checkpoints.
In his words, “In the past, armed robbers were using Lagos and Edo states as their base in the South-West and that has long been checkmated since the police force got a wind of the information by beefing up security through checkpoints at these border towns.