The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police, Mr Dan Bature has declared that policemen checking vehicle papers on highway are on illegal duty.
The AIG who is in charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states stated said this on Wednesday in Ibadan during a two-day familiarisation visit to Oyo State.
The AIG reitrated that the duty of the police was not to check vehicle particulars but to ensure safer roads.
Bature warned policemen against blocking high ways, saying police patrol vehicles were not supposed to be toll gates.
He said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) was committed to changing the negative image of the police and supporting the anticorruption war of the Federal Government.
Bature advised officers unable to key into the laudable initiatives of the IGP to resign from the force.
“The Inspector General of Police is determined to improve on your welfare and pursue the increment of your salary.
“But this can only be achieved when the people have good perception about the police,” Bature said.