The Kogi State Police Command in Nigeria has banned the use of covered number plates, unregistered vehicles/ motorcycles sirens, revolving lights by unauthorized Vehicles across the State.
The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command CP Akeem Yusuf stated this in a press release made available to the media by the Police Public Relations Officers, Kogi Police Command, SP William Ovye Ava at Lokoja today.
CP Yusuf said the order became necessary following intelligence that some people hide under that guise to carry out criminal activities which constitutes security threats to the State.
The CP further disclosed that, the covering of Vehicle number plates amounts to a clear breach of the road traffic Act and other relevant laws of the land. This act has led to increase in criminal activities, engendered an atmosphere of lawlessness and concealed perpetrators of crime. The situation has become an impediment in checkmating crime and criminality in the State by the security agents.
The Commissioner of Police has therefore warned the general public to comply with this order as the Police in the State will commence the clamp down and impounding of such Vehicles and prosecution of offenders after the expiration of two weeks from Thursday, May 25, 2023.
The two weeks period is to give Vehicle owners more time to register their Vehicles, remove the covered number plates and replace the defaced number plates and other relevant documents.
“The Commissioner reiterates the Command’s determination to continue with robust working relationship with other security agencies in the State to ensure the safety of lives and property”, the release concluded.