The Nigeria Police Force, Ekiti State Command, has placed a ban on vehicles using tinted glass, covered number plate, revolving lights, and sirens on roads across the state. This measure is in order to curb crime.
The information contained in an official press release disseminated by Abutu Sunday – Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, stated that Amba Asuquo – Ekiti State Police Commissioner, had ordered a clampdown on such vehicles and the arrest of the vehicle owners, following intel about miscreants using them to commit crimes.
Cars with covered number plates cannot be identified or traced
In the statement, Asuquo stated that the Police were in the know about plans of culprits to use vehicles with tinted glasses, revolving lights, sirens and covered number plates to perpetuate crimes. Hence, the command had placed a ban on vehicles using the aforementioned features without authorization.
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This is coming after the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu announced the same ban across the federation to safeguard the lives and properties of the masses. Such alterations to vehicles are schemes implored by suspected criminals to execute crimes and escape arrest.
Read excerpts of the statement below:
“Information at the Command’s disposal has it that the aforementioned are currently being deployed by some unscrupulous persons in the commission of crimes.
“In view of this, the Ekiti State Police Command hereby, ban the unauthorized use of vehicles with covered number plates, revolving lights, sirens, and artificially tinted glasses.
“The Command, therefore, implore and urge everybody especially vehicle owners to be law-abiding citizens and strictly adhere to the new order and directive as whosoever is found wanting shall be arrested, investigated and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
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