The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced that it will no longer allow the use of vehicles with unauthorized sirens, flashing lights and spy number plates on roads across the country. The order was issued by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in a statement conveyed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in an official statement released on Monday, February 3, 2020, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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The Police boss was said to have made the declaration while receiving the Federal Road Safety Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, during an official visit. Adamu stated that the use of vehicles with revolving lights, sirens and spy number plates that were not properly registered was illegal. Hence, it was a threat to not just the security of the nation, but that of the masses.
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Acknowledging the partnership between the NPF and the FRSC, Adamu reiterated the commitment of the police to maintain the relationship especially in key areas including training, operations, information sharing and the prosecution of defaulters.
Speaking further, the IG commended efforts by Commissioner of Police in Lagos State Hakeem Odumosu in clamping down illegal practices including the covering of number plates by motorists.
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 FRSC boss said that the purpose of the visit was to facilitate continuous collaborations between the two institutions toward national interest.