Checkpoints: Reps to probe wearing of mufti by patrol officers

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the wearing of mufti by police officers mounting checkpoints on highways.

The House on Thursday resolved to mandate its committee on Police Affairs to investigate the practice of policemen on highway duties not dressing properly.

This resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Abdullahi Halims.

According to Halims, the practice could present opportunity to armed robbers to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens.

He argued that proper uniform and numbering of patrol vehicle will prevent armbushing.

“The policemen on highway patrol appear differently from one checkpoint to another as some do not wear any means of identification such as names tag, uniforms, berets, boots, etc; which makes it difficult for citizens…

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