Dede Uzor, Chairman of the group, Human Proper, Liberty Entry and Peace Defenders Basis (HURIDE), alleged that some policemen throughout the key cities of the state and the hinterland had been engaged in extorting cash from motorists and tricycle operators.
“Policemen contribute larger proportion to the each day site visitors gridlock within the state; as an illustration, alongside Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Onitsha Bridgehead, Zik Roundabout and Niger Road through Fundamental Market.
“Different areas contains Higher Iweka flyover, Onitsha-Owerri highway by Methological Institute, Owerri highway by Aba Park reverse New Tarzan Motors, Oba outdated highway close to Igwe’s palace and Onitsha- Obosi bypass, amongst others.
“This is done conspicuously because they are bent on extorting motorists and tricycle operators,” he mentioned
Uzor urged the police commissioner to do one thing drastic as he did in arresting those that had been extorting cash below the Niger Bridge.
He mentioned this could function a deterrent to different corrupt officers and save the “battered image” of the police.
Reacting, the state Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, mentioned that any policeman caught in any sharp apply could be sanctioned in accordance with police laws and public service guidelines. (NAN)
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