The IGP also decried the abuse of SPY number plates, the covering of number plates and the illegal use of sirens.
He said, “I have equally observed the excessive abuse of Spy Number Plates, covering of plate numbers and illegal use of siren.”
He said, the police spy numbers exclusively approved for use by banks, security companies and multi-national companies is grossly abused.
He added that it’s a situation where criminals now take advantage of this to perpetrate heinous crimes.
He explained that some individuals have formed the habit of covering their vehicle plate numbers and also illegally use siren, noting that, “this practice should stop forthwith.”
He directed that holders of all police Spy plate numbers are to return them to the Force Transport Officer at the FHQ, where they are expected to apply for re-validation.
He said the Task Force under ACP Mohammad Adamu Dankwara will ensure compliance to this directive and arrest violators.
He added that a similar Task Force is to be formed at the Command levels by State CPs to ensure compliance with this directives and list of the Task Force Team be forwarded to the DIG Operations latest 31st March, 2018.