Obey traffic regulations henceforth, IGP orders Police convoys

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered all police convoys, henceforth, to obey all traffic regulations with immediate effect.

IGP Egbetokun issued this directive on Monday at the meeting with the Mobile Police Squadron and commanders at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

According to him, it was important that his men lead by example and be held accountable before the law.

” Let me end this speech by reminding you that those who keep the peace must be the epitome of peace. Those whose duty is to enforce the laws of the land must themselves respect and obey the laws of the land. Without obeying the laws, the Police lack the moral high ground to interrogate and bring lawbreakers to book.” he said

“Consequently, in line with my vision of building a rule of law compliant Police Force, it is my directive that henceforth all police convoys on routine, non-emergency movement, must obey traffic lights and other traffic rules, I pledge to lead by example in this regard. As you will be returning to your various bases, I wish you a safe journey and please be assured of my best wishes always.”