For flouting the directive of the headquarters against mounting of roadblocks, the Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, has ordered the arrest of two errant policemen.
The two unnamed policemen are said to be working in the State Police command.
It was reliably gathered that Ogunjemilusi ordered the arrest of the indicted officers following an investigation.
Ogunjemilusi, who confirmed the arrest on Saturday, said the arrested officers would be sanctioned, adding that they could be demoted to serve as deterrent to other policemen.
The police boss stated, “Roadblocks have been cancelled by the IGP and I am here to declare to you that in Bayelsa State, also, roadblocks have been cancelled.
“What is permitted is targeted stop-and-search aimed at specific crime or a sporadic one aimed at pre-empting some criminal elements based on information. It is not the usual blocking of the road and checking of vehicles anyhow.
“I have passed the instruction that any such vehicle stopped henceforth must be recorded. You must write a report about the vehicle, the number, colour and why it was stopped.”
August 20, Vanguard
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