Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has banned the use of commercial vehicles for operations and patrol duties.
Consequently, the IGP directed all police formations and commands to implement the order in their various jurisdictions.
IGP Arase’s order was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO and acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole.
ACP Kolawole said that the directive had been circulated to all police formations and commands across the country, stressing that the IGP’s decision was not unconnected with regular complaints by members of the public that there were enormous negative consequences associated with such practices by the police.
IGP warned that abuse of the directive by any police unit would attract severe sanctions.
The statement reads: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has directed that all police commands and formations should immediately stop the use of commercial vehicles/vehicles painted in known states’ commercial colours for police operations and patrol duties.
“This directive was contained in a circular issued to all police formations and commands nationwide today, the circular states that directives are due to enormous negative consequences associated with such practices as complained by members of the public.


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