He also announced that 16 teams have been deployed across all geo-political zones of the country to enforce the ban on road blocks which he described as a major source of corruption.
The IGP, who was addressing senior police officers and men during his maiden visit to the Lagos State Police Command today said: “I have also directed that every person unauthorised to carry police officers as escort should be withdrawn.”
Arase, who was received by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Mbu Joseph Mbu, heading the Zone 2 Command comprising Lagos and Ogun States, said the ban on road blocks would be enforced to the letter.
“Sixteen teams have been deployed to all the geo-political zones to make sure the ban on road blocks is enforced. The ban on road blocks does not mean there won’t be civility policing in terms of police motor patrols. The road blocks have become a nuisance.
“I am allergic to corruption and I have zero tolerance for it. Therefore, I don’t want to ambush any officer and anybody.”
He assured his officers and men of improved welfare, even as he commended them for their loyalty and, dedication to duty, asking them to continue to do more. [myad]