Police Begin Enforcement Of Ban On Illegal Revenue Collection, Touting In Onitsha - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, March 20, 2022

Police Begin Enforcement Of Ban On Illegal Revenue Collection, Touting In Onitsha

The Daily Crucible | Monday,  March 21, 2022

By Mick Oseji, Asaba

The police operatives in Anambra State have commenced enforcement of ban on touting and illegal revenue collection in the state.

This followed the announcement by governor Charles Soludo on Thursday during inauguration where the new governor outlawed all illegal revenue Canada collection in Onitsha market and other parts of Anambra.

“We must rid Onitsha and all our roads and markets of revenue touts and make shopping in Anambra a pleasurable experience. Today, I will sign an executive order to suspend all revenue contracts operating in the parks, markets and roads until we put in place a new system within the next four weeks.

“For sure, the revenue and park mafia that rake in billions of government revenue into their private pockets won’t be happy. But we commit to doing the right things,” he had said.

However, the police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, on Sunday, said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Echeng Echeng, has ordered officers to ensure full compliance with the order, especially at motor parks and other designated places within the state.

Mr Echeng, therefore,  warned illegal revenue collectors to desist forthwith.

He said the police and other security agencies have been deployed around the state to arrest and bring violators of the directive to justice.

“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, Echeng Echeng has given marching orders to the Heads of Tactical Units, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Departments across the command to strictly enforce the pronouncement by Anambra State Government on ban on touting and self-acclaimed revenue collectors in the state,” he said.

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