In keeping with its primary objective to put measures in place to protect lives and property in the country, the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate ban on unauthorised use of unmarked and covered vehicle number plates nationwide.
Mr. Adamu gave the directive through a statement by the Force Police Spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Tuesday, in Abuja.
Adamu gave the order following intelligence report that covered number plates might be used to commit electoral related offences before, during and after the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday.
He warned that covering of vehicle number plates was a clear breach of road traffic Act and others laws of the land.
The police boss said that such practices could also impact negatively on national security and heighten criminal activities.
Adamu directed all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the zonal and state commands to strictly enforce the order.
He further warned that any security personnel found escorting their principals with an unmarked vehicle or covered vehicle number plates, would be arrested and dealt with accordingly.
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