February 4, 2023



Imo CP bars officers from checking telephones, laptops, others

The Police Commissioner in Imo State, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has barred officers and males of the Police Command from checking the telephones, laptops, palmtops and permits for tinted glasses belonging to most people.

Based on a press release issued by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, “the order turned mandatory because of sequence of complaints acquired from members of the general public, particularly from the youth, alleging indiscriminate harassment and unlawful checking of their telephones, palm tops, laptops and demand of tinted glass permits on the street, by law enforcement officials, thereby inflicting untold hardships to them and within the course of, embarrassing the Command.”

He mentioned that CP Barde frowned at what he known as the unwholesome detrimental perspective exhibited by policemen, and warned in sturdy phrases, that each one law enforcement officials on patrols/cease and search duties and within the behavior of harassing youths and checking their telephones, palmtops, laptops and demanding for tinted glass allow ought to cease such act forthwith.

“In the identical vein, he suggested the youths to make sure that, they respect the rule of regulation and desist from utilizing black cellophane to create synthetic tinted on the glasses of their autos however that these with manufacturing facility fitted tinted glasses are free to make use of them with out allow. He additionally mentioned that these within the behavior of utilizing spy quantity plate, protecting their automobile quantity plates or changed identical with designed logos of the make of their autos ought to desist from such unlawful act as, anybody caught, his/her car shall be impounded and the proprietor shall be made to face the total wrath of the regulation”, he additional acknowledged.

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In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police has directed all Space Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and Tactical Groups Commanders of the assorted items within the Command to make sure their subordinates are warned in opposition to indulging in these practices as any police officer discovered complicit, shall be made to face disciplinary actions.  

He directed that officers and males needs to be skilled and uphold worldwide greatest practices and train their obligation to most people devoid of any type of victimisation.