August 9, 2022

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Insecurity: IGP bans spy numbers, directs seizure of plates

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The Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered a complete ban on all use of police SPY car quantity plates by car house owners throughout the nation with out exceptions.

Power Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Wednesday in Abuja, stated the ban was no matter whether or not it was authorised, or not, as all authorizlsations have been revoked indefinitely.

“This order is important to forestall the continual disregard for site visitors guidelines and laws and different extant legal guidelines guiding highway use by people hiding underneath the privileges of SPY police quantity plates.

“The IGP has due to this fact directed that cops and officers of different safety businesses hooked up to VIPs who use the SPY quantity plates ought to guarantee immediate compliance with this directive or danger being arrested for violation of the order,” the assertion learn partly.

In the meantime, the IGP has directed Commissioners of Police (CPs) within the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in addition to their supervisory Assistant Inspectors Common of Police (AIGs), to provide full impact to the directives as contained above. 

“The IGP particularly directed the AIGs and CPs to make sure that all SPY quantity plates at present in use are confiscated henceforth however the house owners of such autos shouldn’t be arrested except they’re cops or officers of different safety businesses on escort duties,” the assertion learn partly.

Adejobi additional said that, “The IGP, nonetheless, warned that whereas finishing up these assignments, officers should make sure the rights and privileges of residents are revered in step with the legal guidelines of the land and in accordance with worldwide finest practices.

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“Different safety businesses and members of the general public are enjoined to cooperate with the Police on this regard because the strikes are aimed toward strengthening our inner safety.”