Police To Support AHOAN Against Illegal Operations
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has said police would never relent from supporting every move that could put an end to criminal activities in the state and Nigeria at large.
He disclosed this in his office while holding a meeting with the national executives of Ambulance and Hearse Operators Association of Nigeria (AHOAN). He said it is the duty of police to support every battle against criminal activities in the society.
CP Alabi, while declaring total support with the association to clampdown on ambulance and hearse operators operating in contrary to the guiding rules of the group, urged the association to set up a taskforce within the association and they should be ready to always give police a useful information that would enable Police act effectively, saying Police are not witch or wizard but their operations based on useful and vital informations.
Lagos DCP in charge of Administration Bassey Ewa, also advised the association to seek the help of the states’ lawmakers to pass their operations’ guilding rules and regulations into law. According to him, he said that,” advocacies in hospitals about the association’s rules and regulations would also have positive impact.
” The Journalist should also disseminate the story till it will get to the Lagos State House Assembly.” He Concluded
The Association’s National Coordinator, Comrade Caroline Iheanachor, said that , “The executives find it highly imperative to seek the support of safety and security agencies, especially Police to end criminal activities of those driving hearse and ambulances.
She added that,” many of the operators derived joy in using the ambulance and hearse in contrary to the guiding rules and regulations.
Police should also stop them from using Public Transport to convey dead bodies
She stated that, ” Many people have contracted one diseases or the other and they eventually died, we don’t know what actually killed them, and they will still use the same public transport they use in transporting able men and women to convey the dead bodies without knowing the actual sickness that killed them.
” Lagos state Police can also help us help arrest anyone found wanting and prosecuted “. She Concluded
According to Comrade Iheanachor, many of the operators have been in the recent time arrested for using the vehicles to transport several contraband goods. She also said that, many of these operators are contributing much in spreading deadly diseases in the country through the use of unhygienic vehicles to transporting the sick persons to hospitals.
Lastly, she appealed to the lawmakers, security agencies to support the association in the battle against the illegal operations of the operators.