CP absolves blames impatient drivers for Onitsha traffic jam


Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

 

Anambra Commissioner of Police, John Abang has exonerated security agencies in the state from contributing to the traffic gridlock in Onitsha, particularly along the bridge head.

He however said the gridlock was occasioned by the impatience of some motorists.

A group, Human Right, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE), had blamed the traffic jam on security agencies who drive against traffic within the bridge area.

The group also linked the traffic build up to alleged collection of tolls by some police officers from motorists, urging the Commissioner of Police to call his men to order.

But speaking to newsmen while on the spot assessment at the bridge head in company of heads of other security agencies in the State, the CP regretted that the impatience of travellers had contributed to the traffic congestion.

He said the essence of the visit was to ensure free flow of traffic to Nigerians who were returning home for the Christmas…



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