The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Adeleke Adeyinka, has reiterated that the ban by the Inspector-General of Police on illegal roadblocks on the highways for the collection of levies is still in force.
Adeleke stated this on Saturday in Asaba after some revenue collectors allegedly killed a truck motor conductor the Asaba-Benin expressway on Thursday.
He said, “On July 5, 2019, men suspected to be from the Department of Produce, Ministry of Agriculture, Delta State, while on inspection duty along the Asaba-Benin Expressway, stopped a blue Mack truck with number plate T00 93 YB.
“During an altercation, one of the inspectors hit the conductor of the trailer on the head, who subsequently slumped. The conductor was immediately rushed to the Onicha-Olona General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the medical doctor.
“The Inspector-General of Police’s ban on illegal roadblocks on the highways for the collection of levies is still in force.”
Adeleke said efforts were being made to arrest the fleeing suspect.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, the CP warned the general public to always conduct their affairs with civility at all times.