- The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) banned the use of all license plates on police SPY vehicles on Wednesday 13 July
- The Ban was issued by Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, in a statement by NPF spokesman CSP Olumiyiwa Adejobi
- IGP Baba said the ban was necessary to end the disregard of traffic rules by many vehicle owners across Nigeria
Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, banned on Wednesday 13. July, all SPY police vehicle registration plates across Nigeria.
Nigerian police said the order would apply to vehicle owners across all states in the federation, reports The Cable.
< p class= "align-left">Baba made it clear that this is independent of whether the license plate is authorized or not, as this au f indefinitely.
He said the policy was informe d by the need to address the “continued disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other existing laws governing road use by to put an end to people hiding under the privileges of SPY police license plates.
Part of the IGP order issued in a by CSP Olumiyiwa Adejobi, The statement released by the force’s PR officer read:
“The IGP has therefore ordered that police officers and officials from other security agencies are linked to VIPs who use the SPY license plates should require immediate compliance of this policy or risk being arrested for violating the order. States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory, and their supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to give full effect to the policies contained above.
“The IGP specifically has the AIGs and CPs to ensure that all currently used SPY license plates will be confiscated from now on, but the owners of such vehicles should not be arrested unless they are police officers or officials from other security agencies with escort services.”
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