Police Vow To Take Action On politicians, Government Officials Over Covered Number Plates
Nigeria Police (File Photo)

The Anambra Police Command has issued a stern warning to politicians, government officials and others who cover their vehicle number plates to desist from it or get arrested and prosecuted.

The State police commissioner, Mr John Abang in a statement on Saturday in Awka through the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Haruna Mohammed said the act was not only unlawful but constituted security threats to the public.

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“Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command revealed that unauthorised persons in the State are using unmarked or vehicles with covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the state in order to avoid being detected by the law enforcement agencies”

“Such acts are not only unlawful but also constitute serious security threats to the public which if left unchecked could jeopardise the efforts of the police towards promoting safety and security in the state which the law enforcement agencies are working assiduously to sustain.”

“In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police CP John B, Abang, has ordered with immediate effect the arrest and prosecution of persons using unmarked and masked vehicle plate numbers without authorisation.

“Consequently, the CP also warns that any security personnel found escorting their principal with an unmarked vehicle or those with covered vehicle number plates will be arrested and dealt with accordingly,” the command said.