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Police set up taskforce to tackle abuse of spy number plates, sirens

Police set up taskforce to tackle abuse of spy number plates, sirens

- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) commences battle against abuse of sirens

- The taskforce is also mandated to target those who abuse supernumerary (SPY) number plates

- Ibrahim Idris earlier directed the those abusing SPY number plates to return them

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the taskforce was constituted weeks after the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, directed all holders of SPY number plates and siren to return them to the law enforcement agency’s transport officer and apply for re-validation.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has constituted a six-member taskforce on the abuse of supernumerary (SPY) number plates and siren by unauthorised persons in the territory.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the taskforce was constituted weeks after the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, directed all holders of SPY number plate and siren to return them to the law enforcement agency’s transport officer and apply for re-validation.

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Idris had also said that a task force would be formed at the command levels by state commissioners of police to ensure compliance.

The report noted that the statement by the command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, said that the taskforce headed by Yahaya Gambo would ensure arrest and prosecution of offenders.

Manzah said that the taskforce was mandated to also check road users without number plates on their vehicles.

He reiterated the commitment of the command to protect lives and property.

He solicited for the cooperation of members of the public and advised those with SPY number plates to revalidate them.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force said on Monday, April 23, that it has arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of a policeman that guarded the Abuja farm house of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

The deputy force spokesman, Aremu Adeniran, stated this while briefing journalists on the arrest in Abuja.

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Source: Legit.ng

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