Kogi Police Command bans unregistered vehicles/motorcycles, sirens, others
As Kogi State governorship election draw closer and as part of effort to curb criminalities, thuggery, kidnapping and other heinous crimes, Kogi State Police Command has reiterated it commitment to ensure a peaceful state.
The Command wishes to informed the general public that it has banned the use of covered number plates, Sirens, Revolving Lights by unauthorized Vehicles across the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP, Akeem said the action became imperative following intelligence that some people hide under that guise to carry out criminal activities which has constitutes security threats to the State.
This was contained in a circular issued and made available by SP WILLAM OVYE AYA, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, noted 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 today, Thursday 25/5/2023.
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.