By Danmaryam Zayamu
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in all states of the federation to arrest vehicles with illegal sirens, revolving lights and covered ‘SPY’ number plates.
He charged the CPs to ensure diligent prosecution of all offenders.
IGP Adamu gave the directive when the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday.
“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,” a statement signed by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, stated.
Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, for personally taking the charge against these unwholesome practices, especially the unauthorized concealment of number plates and other related offences.
The Corps Marshal, the statement said, visited the Force Headquarters in company of his management team to seek for improved collaboration between the Police and the FRSC in key operational areas.