IG orders clampdown on illegal use of siren, spy number plates

February 5, 2020
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The Inspector General of Police, M.A. Adamu, on Monday, ordered clampdown on illegal use of siren, revolving lights and spy number plates, including impounding of vehicles with covered number plates

DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement indicated that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, hosting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, on a working visit at the Force Headquarters on Monday, ordered all Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the federation, including Ahuja, to forthwith impound all vehicles illegally using Spy number plates, sirens, revolving lights or covered number plates and ensure diligent prosecution of the offenders.

Mba declared: “to this end, all vehicles found to have Spy number plates not duly issued, using sirens, or revolving lights without permit or having covered number plates will be promptly impounded.

“These practices are illegal and pose monumental security risks to the nation and its people.”

The Corps Marshal, visiting the Force Headquarters with delegation comprising the management team, sought improved collaboration between the Police and the FRSC in key operational areas.

The IGP restated his commitment to the continued partnership between the Nigeria Police and the FRSC, especially, in the areas of operations, training, intelligence sharing, and prosecution of offenders.

Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, for personally taking the charge against these unwholesome practices, especially, the unauthorized concealment of number plates and other related offences.

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