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Ekiti Police clamp down on unauthorized number plates

By Victor Akinkuolie Ado-Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police command on Tuesday began clamp down on  illegal use of official number plates and unregistered vehicles plying highways in the state.

The police in the state during operations that lasted for about four hours also arrested some vehicles with tinted glass and unauthorized siren and revolving lights.

In a statement, issued by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Akinwale Adeniran, said “The police in the state have observed with dismay and great concern, the way and manner some vehicle owners and drivers engage in illegal use of official number plates.

“While some persons drive vehicles without plate numbers or wrong plate numbers, not forgetting those who use vehicles with artificial tints and unauthorized sirens and revolving lights.

“Intelligence at our disposal also has it that criminal elements hide under these illegalities and impunity to perpetrate  nefarious activities, not excluding innocent citizens, whose stolen vehicles could not be traced or recovered due to negligence and refusal to have fixed plate numbers.

“In view of this, the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Akinwale  Adeniran, having assessed the security implications, warned against unauthorized and unwholesome usage of sirens/revolving lights, plate numbers, artificial tinted glasses, and vehicles without or with wrong plate numbers as well as covering of plate numbers.

“The command has taken the bull by the horn, to warn those involved to desist from such acts or be made to face the full wrath of the law without exemption.

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“Citizens and residents of Ekiti State are, therefore, implored to be law-abiding and quickly report any untoward incident or happening or suspicious faces within their vicinity to the nearest Police Station,” he stated.

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