Police drivers to pay for damage of patrol vehicles



The police, on Thursday, said it would compel officers and men of the force, who damaged patrol vehicles through reckless driving to pay for the damage.
The Zone 2 police spokesman, CSP Adebowale Lawal, made this disclosure in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Lawal said that the directive was issued by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, comprising of Lagos and Ogun State Commands, Mr Bala Hassan.
He said that the warning became necessary in view of the rickety condition of such vehicles shortly after allocation for patrol duties.
The police spokesman said that henceforth, police officers and men would be sanctioned for willful and reckless damage to patrol vehicles under their care.


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