‘It’s a punishable offence,’ FPRO warns motorists ‘abducting’ policemen imposing visitors guidelines

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The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has warned drivers who abduct policemen and different regulation enforcement businesses within the technique of finishing up their duties to desist from such acts.

Adejobi acknowledged that certainly not ought to such be the norm.

He added that drivers who would moderately struggle or drive off regulation enforcement brokers who contravene their automobiles are in nice violation and threat extreme sanctions.

The PPRO suggested that regardless of the case could also be, drivers are obliged to obey the officers, whether or not they wish to take them to their stations or take over their automobiles.

He acknowledged this on Friday in a four-minute and 27-second video shared on the NPF X account.

He mentioned, “Now, we wish to converse on this current improvement we’ve been experiencing the place our law enforcement officials and different regulation enforcement brokers who contravene automobiles—they sit within the car for the aim of taking it to their places of work—however we discover that these drivers at all times abduct them.

“(They zoom off with them) They take these officers away. It is flawed. It may be very, very flawed. Let us keep away from sure issues as a result of we have to handle a state of affairs like this. Once you could have been contravened, please adjust to them—not solely the police but additionally different regulation enforcement businesses.

“We have seen circumstances the place Federal Road Safety Corps officers contravene automobiles and drivers manhandle them. We’ve seen evident circumstances the place state-owned visitors and street businesses contravene automobiles, and drivers beat them and/or take them away. This shouldn’t be too good.

“Once you could have violated visitors regulation and your car has been contravened, you might be to observe them. You are to conform. You are obliged to obey the directions of those regulation enforcement officers.

“Don’t abduct our officers. Don’t take them away. Follow them wherever they are taking you—most especially their bases, units, and offices.”

Adejobi additionally acknowledged that making complaints to acceptable quarters and channels can be necessary moderately than taking legal guidelines into one’s personal arms.

“And in fact, in the event you discover you aren’t so snug with that—most likely as a result of they’ve gone past their boundaries and so they have violated the usual working procedures of their organisations—significantly operatives of the Nigeria Police Force—you could have the variety of all our (states) PROs.

“You have our social media platforms and handles at your fingertips. Reach out to us to complain, whatever the case may be,” he added.

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Also, he spoke on the hazard and attainable accidents that such an act may portend, which he suggested ought to be prevented.

The FPRO continued, “We have seen circumstances the place law enforcement officials and the drivers are battling the wheels. We have seen circumstances the place anyone carries regulation enforcement brokers on the bonnet of the car and zooms off with them as if he’s a no one.

“Let us respect them. I know respect is reciprocal. If you notice any of them misbehaving, whether from the police or other law enforcement agencies, please contact the mother agency. They are going to address your matter, but please don’t take the law into your hands.”

Adejobi warned towards tarnishing the nation’s picture amongst its friends and on the planet at massive.

“Don’t embarrass these males in uniform. Don’t assault them. They are outdoors there to make sure there’s correct and ample upkeep of the regulation. If you manhandle them, it’s a shame to our nationwide endowment, heritage, and integrity.

“If you garbage these individuals, you garbage the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a result of they’re in uniform.

“And we wish to enchantment to you simply so you already know that in the event you do such a factor, it’s a felony offence. It is a disservice to this nation. Respect them. They will respect you. Once they contravene your car, oblige with them. If you can’t settle it there, observe them to the place they wish to take you.

“Don’t abduct our security operatives. It is not proper. It is condemnable, and it is a punishable offence under the law,” he appealed.

In conclusion, Adejobi preached love and tolerance and enjoined all street customers to desist, warning that points like which might be punishable below the regulation.

“Let us love each other. Let us tolerate ourselves. Let’s act in keeping with the provisions of the regulation. Let us be law-abiding as patriotic residents of Nigeria. We love you all, and that’s the reason we’re outdoors to do the job.

“We want to ensure your safety, protect your dignity, and safeguard your human rights. Please cooperate with us. Let us avoid unnecessary conflicts on the road. Most of the videos and audio captured on the road as they make their way to social media are embarrassing to us in this country. We can stop it,” he urged street customers.



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