The Delta State Police Command, on Tuesday, banned vehicles with covered or tinted plate numbers on all roads across the state in its efforts to tackle insecurity in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, also warned that all vehicles must be duly registered.
This was contained in a statement issued by the command spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, in Warri.
The statement noted that “in furtherance of the determination of the command to combat all forms of insecurity in the state during the ‘ember’ months, particularly the reported incidences of kidnapping, the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass, on September 18, 2023, issued a stern warning to all the officers of the Command on the need to be proactive in the discharge of their assigned duties and responsibilities.”
The statement read partly, “The Commissioner of Police charged all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Heads, and Tactical Commanders to double their efforts in the fight against criminals in the state.
“He equally appealed to members of the public to understand and bear with command as the measures being implemented, which are in their ultimate interest, might bring slight discomfort to the residents, particularly road users.
“Due to the activities of criminal elements who carry out their nefarious activities using tinted vehicles and sometimes covered plate numbers, it is on this note that the CP warns that all vehicles that ply the road in the state must be duly registered with their plate numbers visible, as all unregistered vehicles and vehicles with covered plate numbers will be impounded.
“He also stated that tinted vehicles will not be allowed in the state; hence, residents using tinted vehicles are advised to peel them off.
“In his plea, the CP seeks understanding, noting that all that is being done is for the collective good of the public.
“He further entreats the general public to report any frightful or suspicious occurrences to the nearest police station or call any of the dedicated lines: 08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287 (Control Room); 09155570007; 09155570008 (PPRO Office).”