Thursday, 3 September 2015

IGP bans use of commercial vehicles by Police for patrol, operational duties

IGP bans use of commercial vehicles by Police for patrol, operational duties

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase has ordered all police commands and formations to immediately stop the use of commercial vehicles/vehicles painted in known states’ commercial colours for police operations and patrol duties.


This directive was contained in a circular issued to all police formations and commands nationwide on Thursday.

The circular states that the directives were due to enormous negative consequences associated with such practices as complained by members of the public.

The IGP further warned that abuse of this order by any police unit would attract severe sanctions.