Anambra to prosecute policemen, soldiers over extortion
He Anambra State Government has said it will no longer tolerate extortion of motorists and other members of the public in the state by some security personnel.
As a consequence, it has established a mobile court to try such offenders.
the state Commissioner for transport, Dr Christian Madubuko, stated this during the launch of an anti-tout outfit tagged, ‘Focused Initiative Against touting at Niger Bridge Head, Onitsha.’
He said, “Government has established a mobile court to try offenders who could face imprisonment. It will no longer be business as usual.
“the anti-touting regulation affects members of the police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the army and others.
“With the lunch of the anti-touting outfit, the state government will no longer condone touting and illegal collection of tolls.
“All touts operating at different places in Onitsha and environs must leave the commercial city or risk going to jail, because a mobile court is attached to FIAT.”
He added, “It is very unfortunate to see some individuals wielding sticks and other dangerous weapons extorting money from motorists coming from Delta State on their way from lagos, Benin and other states into Anambra through Onitsha.
“We are saying no to all that, enough is enough .It’s an embarrassment to the state government, my ministry and the people of the state.