Removal of Roadblocks Reduced Police Corruption By 80 Per Cent – IGP


The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar yesterday said the removal of roadblocks from Nigeria’s highways has reduced corruption in the Nigeria Police Force in the past one year after he assumed office.

Abubakar said this during an interactive session at a ‘One Day Roundtable and Dinner’ organized by a non -governmental organization, CLEEN Foundation to mark the post-one year of his being in office.

Abubakar said the removal of roadblocks from highways across the country has drastically reduced accidental discharges and eliminated the N20 syndrome, as well as harassment of road users.

“The withdrawal of police roadblocks has reduced 80 per cent corruption in the Nigeria Police These roadblocks were centres of corruption, which dented the image of the Force. With the removal of the roadblocks, the accidental discharge, harassment and human rights abuse have reduced as well.

“Measures are put in place for the past one year have led to drastic reduction in complaints against members of the Force, especially extra-judicious killings and N20 syndrome.

“In improving police image and enforcement of fundamental human rights, there has been increased media presence through proactive response to media and public enquiry, greater synergy between police and other security agencies.”

Meanwhile, CLEEN Foundation presented awards to deserving top 10 police stations in the Nigeria who participated in the Altus Police Visitors’ Week, 2012, and whose performance were assessed and met the standards set.

The Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Mrs Keme Okeyendo said the awards has been a yearly assesment done to evaluate the performance of the poloice across the country. Also to challenge other police officers to do more in their service.


  1. You’re very right IG. And we appreciate that and have it recorded as a remarkable achievement of your tenor. It Reduced 85% of highway rubbery which is clear evidence that the Roadblock Police men are behind the rubbery and i think the need to be probed so they can answer query for the dead of those who lost the lives to highway rubbers couple of years back. IGP Please work on the area of Lagos state police red eyes on men with new or expensive cars and youths with laptops or phones on the street. They should stop embarrassing us and forcefully imposing on them of being a computer fraudster or otherwise. They should do their work and investigate any suspected person (s) than the insult and intimidation we receives from them everyday or is buying a Good car or carrying a laptop not legal in Nigeria anymore?????? I need answer oh.

    This Police men mounts at the front of all bank waiting for those who collected foreign currency, You can’t believe some of this police will be right inside the bank to pass information to those outside of exact amount someone collected and they will share that money into two with them weather they like it or not. Check front of Okota First bank, Ikotun first bank, All bank along idimu to Egbeda road, that Idimu police station is full of Criminals in the name of police both all Alimosho areas not to talk on ikeja. May God help us oh, fear of police in Nigeria is more deadly than the fear of criminals now..