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CSOs flay Imo police on planned electronic verification screening


Some Civil Society Organisations, under the auspices of Imo People’s Action for Democracy (IPAD), have urged the Imo State Police Command to rescind its decision on planned demand for Electronic Verification of Vehicle Particulars and number plates, known as Vehicle Examination/Document Enforcement, from tomorrow.

According to a statement issued by the Coordinator, Marjorie Ezihe and Secretary, Chibundu Uchegbu, at the weekend, the body advised the police not to impose more hardship on those plying the roads during Christmas and New Year festivities, saying the security operatives should channel their energy in tackling what it called “hitech” crimes such as kidnapping, terrorism and armed robbery, among others.

The statement said: “Imo People’s Action for Democracy (IPAD) frowns at this development on the following grounds: “There has been unprecedented pressure on Imo road users. Again, the upcoming yuletide season is highly inappropriate period to initiate such action, while the citizens are grappling with the natural challenges of this season, and VEDE should not be added to it.


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