Police High Command has introduced electronic devices to check the activities of men and officers who still collect bribes from motorists on the highways.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, Nigerian Pilot learnt, ordered the adoption of the device to detect offending officers on the highways and bring them to book.
This was buttressed yesterday in Akure by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Isaac Eke, when he commissioned 15 Safer Highway Patrol Vans donated by the IGP to the state.
Although he did not give details of the working of the device, Eke said that the equipment would capture any officer that engages in the illegal act and punish same.
He also disclosed that as part of efforts to instil discipline in the rank and file of the police, regular lectures are being organised for them across the country.
Eke stated that the patrol vehicles will be used in the protection of lives and property of travellers on the highways nationwide as well as communities under threats along the major roads.
The police boss added that the patrol teams are to prevent and discourage crime on the highways through the visibility vehicular patrols.
He said that the intention of the IGP in providing the vehicles is to fill the vacuum created by the ban on police road blocks/dismantling of military checkpoints and avenue for reporting suspicious and criminal activities to the police.
The patrol teams would also assist victims of crime/accidents on the highways.

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