The Nigeria Police Force, Anambra State Command, has placed a ban on branded vehicles and covered plate numbers, prohibiting such vehicles from plying roads in the state.
Mr Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state said that the ban was as a result of observations made by the Police that hoodlums were using branded vehicles and covered plate numbers in carrying out all sorts of criminal activities in the state. According to the PPRO, the Police would no longer condone having those kinds of vehicles on the state’s roads.
Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police command has revealed that hoodlums in the state are using branded and or unmarked/tinted vehicles with covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the state in order to avoid being detected by the law enforcement agencies.
Such branded vehicles like this won't be able to pass Anambra
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Speaking further, Mohammed stated that the CP had called on politicians in Anambra State to have their branded vehicles repainted before the June 1, 2019 deadline given. Failure to do this, the Police would impound such vehicles, especially as campaigns for elections were over.
Such acts are not only unlawful but also constitute serious security threats to the public which, if left unchecked, could worsen the security situation in the state. “In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, has ordered with immediate effect the arrest and prosecution of persons using unmarked/ tinted and masked vehicles without authorization.
The PPRO also revealed that security personnel caught escorting their principal using vehicles that are not marked or have covered vehicle numbers, henceforth, would be arrested and sanctioned accordingly.