By uzoukwuchidiadimiracle • 9 days ago • 51 views • 10 comments

THE Anambra State police command has banned branded

vehicles and those with covered plate numbers from plying

all roads in the state.

An SUV with a covered plate number. PHOTO:


The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Haruna

Mohammed, said it had been observed that hoodlums use

such vehicles to commit crime, adding that the command

would no longer tolerate such vehicle in any part of the


He said: “Information at the disposal of the Anambra State

Police command has revealed that hoodlums in the state

are using branded and or unmarked/tinted vehicles with

covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the state in

order to avoid being detected by the law enforcement


“Such acts are not only unlawful but also constitute serious

security threats to the public which, if left unchecked, could

worsen the security situation in the state.

“In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police,

Mustapha Dandaura, has ordered with immediate effect the

arrest and prosecution of persons using unmarked/ tinted

and masked vehicles without authorisation.”

Mohammed said the CP had enjoined politicians in the

state to repaint their branded campaign vehicles on or

before June 1, 2019, otherwise, the command would be left

with no option than to impound such vehicles because

electioneering campaigns were over.

He added that security personnel found escorting their

principal with an unmarked vehicle or those with covered

vehicle number plates would henceforth be arrested and

dealt with accordingly.

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