By Jide Afolabi, Jos
The Nigeria Police Force, Plateau State Command has warned the public to desist from covering their number plates or driving unregistered or unauthorized tainted vehicles saying that anyone found would find his or her vehicle confiscated.
The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command gave the warning saying that owners/drivers of vehicles without number plates or unauthorised tinted vehicles are given the grace of two weeks to formalise their vehicle registration.
This was contained in a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Command, DSP Tyopev Matthias Terna on Thursday, who sent a copy to CityMirrorNews noted that the police is disturbed by the unfortunate development.
He added that such vehicles constitutes security risks to the society as they are mostly be in used by criminals for their criminal activities.
The statement reads:
“The Plateau State Police Command has observed with dismay the negative trend in recent times whereby some individuals, politicians, government functionaries, among others cover their vehicle number plates while driving on the highway and within the town.
“Some people are also in the habit of using vehicles with tinted glasses without any authorization from the Police. This has made the fight against kidnapping, armed robbery, etc by the Police very difficult.
“These trends pose security threats especially at check points kidnappers, armed bandits and other criminals could disguise using the above antics to beat security at checkpoints.
“The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command hereby warn members of the public to desist from such acts. He advises that membership of the public should be law-abiding and road users are expected to comply fully with road traffic act.
“In furtherance to the above, the Command shall by in the next two weeks commence enforcement of the directive by impounding vehicles with covered number plates or without plate numbers as well as vehicles with unauthorized tinted glasses. Owners/drivers of such vehicles shall be treated in accordance with the law. The two weeks window is to enable members of the public to perfect their vehicle registration.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the enforcement shall commence on Thursday 10th October, 2019across the State.”
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