Era Of Illegal Use Of Siren, Covered Plate Numbers Over As IGP Orders Arrest, Prosecution Of Offenders

•By Omolola Abiola, Abuja

The era of indiscriminate use of siren, revolving lights, spy number plates and covered number plates appeared to be over as police have been ordered to clamp down on offenders, The Gazelle can report.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, 3 February, 2020, ordered the state Commissioners of Police to arrest and prosecute those found guilty of perpetrating the aforementioned acts illegally.

This was disclosed on Monday by a press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, which is in possession of The Gazelle

According to the statement, the decision was taken after the IGP met with the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi who paid a working visit to his office.

“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 statement said.

The Gazelle can also report that the Corps Marshal was at the Force Headquarters in company of his management team seeking improved collaboration between the police and the FRSC.

The IGP while responding, 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.

 Copyright: The Gazelle

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