Chief Imam Asks Police To Punish Indisciplined Motor Riders

Mr Alhassan Ahmed Mohammed (right)IGP presenting a  plaque to Sheikh  Osman Nuhu Shalibutu(second from left) National Chief Imam Photo;Ebenezer OsabuteyThe National Chief Imam, Sheikh (Dr) Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has asked the Police Administration to arrest and prosecute anybody who flouts road traffic laws to curb recklessness on the roads.

He was not happy about the trend where some Muslim youth ride motorbikes recklessly in town, especially when they are burying the dead.

That, he said, was uncalled for and asked if there are no laws restraining riders to stop when traffic light signaled red.

Sheikh Sharubutu expressed the concern yesterday, when he led a delegation of eminent Muslim leaders and members of the Muslim Council to call on the Police Management Board to congratulate them on their operations.

The Chief Imam, who spoke through Sheikh Armiriyawo Shaibu, member of his Advisory Board, was particularly worried about the spate of indiscipline on the roads which continues to claim lives.

He said the time had come for the police to deal ruthlessly with offenders to serve as deterrent to others.

He appealed to the Police Administration to as part of its community outreach programmes which made their presence felt in town, extend to Muslim communities interaction and sensitisation on road safety regulations and offer them security tips.

The Chief Imam commended the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Alhassan and his personnel for the professionalism and maintenance of law and order especially during and after the Supreme Court ruling on the last presidential election petition.

He said the maintenance of peace, law and order in the country on continuous basis, not only boost confidence and restore dignity, but inspires investors to do business in the country.

The IGP Mr Alhassan was grateful to the Chief Imam and his team for the support and cooperation they gave the Police and other security agencies before, during and after the verdict.

Policing, Mr. Alhassan said was a shared responsibility and urged the public to cooperate with them in the discharge of their duties. - Francis Asamoah Tuffour

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