The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered state police commands nationwide to impound all vehicles illegally using the supernumerary number plates, sirens, revolving lights or covered number plates.
He also directed that the errant motorists should be diligently prosecuted, stressing that the Practices are illegal and posed monumental security risks to the nation and its people.”
Adamu gave the directives during a working visit by the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, 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,” the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, said in a statement.
The Corps Marshal, who visited the IG in the company of his management team, sought improved collaboration between the police and the FRSC in key operational areas.
The IGP, while responding restated his commitment to the continued partnership between the Nigeria Police and the FRSC especially in the areas of operations, training, intelligence-sharing, and prosecution of offenders.
Meanwhile, the IG has commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, for personally taking action against unauthorised concealment of number plates and other related offences.