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IGP issues warning to business community

Jul 5, 2010, 2:54 PM

The Inspector General of Police, Yankuba Sonko, has warned the business community to desist from the habit of hoarding essential commodities like rice, sugar, and onions, as well as the hiking of prices.

A news release from the office of the Inspector General of Police broadcast over GRTS said the police would be very vigilant to apprehend anybody found hoarding or hiking prices of essential commodities. It said those apprehended would be seriously dealt with according to the law.

The released, therefore, urged the general public to report to the nearest police station any businessman or woman suspected to be involved in such dubious actions. All regional police commissioners are also strictly ordered to take the necessary action in their respective regions. Likewise all alkalolu, chiefs, mayors and governors are urged to cooperate with the police and other security services to address this problem.