In a bid to improve the security of lives and property in the country, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered a ban on the unauthorized use of tinted car windows, Police Supernumerary (SPY) number plates, revolving lights and sirens by members of the public.
Intelligence reports have pointed out that terrorist groups and gunmen, who have been killing innocent people and destroying property across the country use these security items to deceive both security personnel and unsuspecting members of the public, hence the ban.
In a statement signed by Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, the IGP said the ban on the indiscriminate use of siren, revolving lights, tinted glasses and Police Supernumerary (SPY) number plates by unauthorized person or persons on public highways across the country takes immediate effect.
Abubakar in a statement on Sunday, said police officers have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of all extant laws regulating their usage.
He has therefore directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General and Commissioners of Police to ensure that all violators of the laws within are arrested and brought to book.
Abubakar said SPY plate numbers were only to be used on operational vehicles of banks and companies so assigned and should not be used by private persons (VIPs and Executives of corporate organisations) under any guise whatsoever.
He advised motorists to immediately remove from their vehicles all unlawfully procured revolving lights, sirens, tinted glasses and SPY plate numbers.
“Citizens are therefore advised to immediately dismantle/remove from their vehicles, all unlawfully procured revolving lights, sirens, tinted glasses and SPY plate numbers as Police officers nationwide have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of all extant laws regulating their usage.”
He advised motorists to immediately remove from their vehicles all unlawfully procured revolving lights, sirens, tinted glasses and SPY plate numbers.This is definitely some sad news for ‘tinted glass’ lovers. With the large number of vehicles on the streets having dark, tinted glasses, it is obvious that most of the occupants are not ‘authorized’ like the Police said.
VIPs and Executives of corporate organizations, company heads and even the next guy on the street just wants to have his car windows tinted.
Do you have a car with tinted windows or sirens? How does this news affect you? Is the ban on unauthorised use of revolving lights, sirens, tinted glass and SPY plate numbers a step in the right direction?
Please share your thoughts.
News Source: Punch | Vanguard