The Police administration is urging the public to be alert and wary of some unscrupulous persons posing as personnel of the Police/Citi TV War Against Indiscipline team.
It said its attention has been drawn to the activities of such persons who extort huge sums of money from erring drivers by intimidating and harassing them including marching them to ATMs to withdraw money for them.
The Police Administration said its information revealed that the criminals currently operate within areas such as Kaneshie and Lapaz.
In a public notice, it said the genuine Police/Citi TV War Against Indiscipline team is made up of Police MTTD officers who are appropriately dressed using Police marked vehicles and motorbikes.
It also includes DVLA officials and Citi TV/FM Journalists with cameras and never impose spot fines to arrested persons.
The Police has, therefore, urged the public not to pay monies to such persons if they encounter them and ensure that they report them to the police through phone numbers 0550323323, 0275000156 for voice calls and SMS and 0206639121 for WhatsApp (pictures and videos) only for assistance.
Read the Police’s notice below:
Beware of Fake Persons Posing as Members of the Police-Citi News War Against Indiscipline Team
The attention of the Police Administration has been drawn to the activities of certain unscrupulous individuals pretending to be members of the Police-Citi TV/FM ‘War against Indiscipline’ team.
The criminally minded individuals operate by falsely portraying themselves as genuine members of the “War against Indiscipline” Team and then extort huge sums of money from their victims using intimidation and harassment including, accompanying their victims to the banks to withdraw money to settle the amount demanded from the victims.
The Police Administration wishes to clearly state that the “War against Indiscipline” team is made up of Police MTTD officers who are appropriately dressed using Police marked vehicles and motorbikes. It also include DVLA officials and Citi TV/FM Journalists with cameras.
The real “War against Indiscipline” Team processes suspected road traffic offenders and send them to court, all of which documented and does not include on the spot fine.
Information available to Police suggest that, the fake individuals claiming to be members of the “War against Indiscipline” Team operate within areas like Kaneshie, Lapaz and other busy intersections within the city. All efforts are being made to track down these miscreants by the Police.
The Police Administration is therefore encouraging motorists not to pay any money to such criminals when they encounter them. They should rather insist on their readiness to go through the legal processes and possibly call the Police complaint desk on telephone numbers: 0550323323, 0275000156 for voice calls and sms and 0206639121 for whatsapp (pictures and videos) only for assistance.