The Ekiti Police Command, on Wednesday announced a ban on the use of vehicles with unauthorised covered number plates, sirens, revolving lights and tinted glasses across the 16 local government areas of the state.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), ASP Sunday Abutu in a statement signed on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo said the command through intelligence gathered that the aforementioned were being used by some individuals to commit crimes in the state.
He added that the development was for the overall security of lives and property of residents.
The statement reads:”It has come to the notice of the Ekiti State Police Command the illegal and unauthorized use of vehicles with covered number plates, revolving lights, sirens and tinted glasses.
”Information at the command’s disposal has it that the aforementioned are currently being deployed by some unscrupulous persons in the commission of crimes.
“In view of this, the Ekiti State Police Command hereby, ban the unauthorised use of vehicles with covered number plates, revolving lights, sirens and artificially tinted glasses. The above security measure was necessary to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the good people of the state.”
Abutu advised all vehicle owners to abide with the new directives and be law-abiding, saying, ” whosoever is found wanting shall be arrested, investigated and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
He reiterated the command’s firm commitment in sustaining the current fight against crimes in the state.