More Policemen, FRSC officials face trial for setting up roadblocks

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2012

It appears more police officers and even the Federal Road Safety Corps officials (FRSC) have decided to turn deaf ears to the IG’s order on the removal of roadblocks from highways.

No fewer than 38 police and 8 FRSC officers are currently facing trial for defying acting Inspector-General’s (Mohammed Abubakar) directive on the dismantling of roadblocks across the country.

The officers were said to have been apprehended by the committee on anti-corruption which was set up by the Force Headquarters to ensure compliance with the IG’s order in different parts of the country.

The officers who are being detained in various police stations nation-wide, may be dismissed if found guilty of the charge on money extortion through roadblocks.

A breakdown of the arrests shows that four police officers were arrested on the Warri-Sapele Road; six at Anambra-Nkwule Junction, five at 9th Mile, Enugu and four at Abia State.

Also, eight FRSC personnel were arrested in Akwa Ibom State and at East-West Road, Bayelsa State while four police officers were arrested in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom State as another four were picked up at Itokim Bridge.

Three police officers were also arrested at Itowolo Point; four at Owode Onirin, Lagos State and another four at Okene Road, Lokoja, Kogi State.