The Nigerian Police Anambra state command has once again reiterated that the police officers at checkpoints have the legal right to check for vehicle papers and drivers license but cannot check individual phones and laptops except if there is a direct investigation involving the individual.
The Force Public Relations Officer DSP Tochukwu Ikenga made the exposition while responding to callers’ questions at a program on Alpha Radio Nnobi tagged Political Heat, anchored by Emmanuel Asiegbunam (Mr E on the Mic)
The P-PRO condemned situations where the police on checkpoints subject road users to undue inconvenience but urged members of the public to always cooperate with the police at such checkpoints as the brief inconvenience experienced is for a greater good and a more secure society. He called on members of the public to make use of the Police Rescue Me App or contact nos to reach out to the Force to report infractions by police men on duty and other incidents. He gave out the Police Hotlines to call when necessary and promised that the lines are always available and that calls and complaints will be responded to immediately.
DSP Ikenga assured Nigerians especially residents of Anambra state that the Force is poised to ensure a safe and secure Yuletide season for all as well as free fair and peaceful Elections in 2023. He urged Nigerians not to give in to despair and to ignore fake news and other information regarding insecurity especially during this Christmas season and the forthcoming election.
His words ” If you see something, say something, and together we shall make Nigeria more secure and peaceful now and always”.