Asaba – Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, has stated that no policeman has the right to arrest anyone putting on dreadlocks, bum shorts or girls without bra in the state.
Edafe made the assertion in a video posted on his X handle on Tuesday. According to him, anyone arrested over the aforementioned must insist on going to the police station.“I’ve been getting complaints that members of the public, particularly residents in Delta State, are being harassed by sometimes vigilantes, anti-cult and some recalcitrant police officers.
“I want to make it very clear that on the issue of dress code, improper dressing, boys carrying dreadlocks, wearing earrings, girls wearing bum shorts, mini skirts or girls going out without a bra, it is not an offence. That circular was debunked by the state government; hence, no policeman, vigilante, anti-cult or anybody can harass you for that.
“If they insist that it is an offence you should insist that you want that matter to be taken to the police station. I really want you to know that it is not an offence.
“The spokesperson also talked about the issue of tinted vehicles.“On the issue of tinted, factory-fitted tinted vehicles, the Commissioner of Police has directed that we can allow you. You can use it in the interim pending when the police lifts the suspension on tinted permit.“However, for those having artificial tinted, if you have the already existing tinted permit before it was suspended, then you would be allowed to use your tinted vehicle. But if you don’t have please peel it off.
“No policeman has been directed to arrest anyone over tinted. However, if you have artificial tinted vehicle, you are advised to peel it off to avoid any form of embarrassment.
“If they hold you, tell them that the directive is that you peel it off. Then you can peel it off right there but if you don’t then the police would have no choice than to impound your vehicle.“