Police have said motorists who knock and destroy CCTV cameras installed in various parts of the country will have to pay heavy fines on top of being taken to court to answer several charges.
Addressing journalists yesterday, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said in the past few months, incidents of knocking and destroying CCTV cameras have increased in several parts of the country.
He said the forces had registered 39 incidents out of which 10 cameras damaged beyond repair and no longer operating and 25 undergoing repair.
He noted that many are knocked by drunk drivers, those driving recklessly or those whose vehicles have lost control and use the camera poles as a means of stopping the vehicles. According to Enanga, by knocking and damaging the CCTV cameras, Police is rendered ineffective in monitoring and preventing crime in the areas where the cameras have been installed. END