Edo Commissioner warns against using tinted glass, spy plates in vehicles

Edo State CP Muhammed Dankwara, warned vehicle owners/motorists discontinue using spy number plates, unmarked vehicles, tinted glass vehicles

The Commissioner of Police in the Edo Police Command, CP Muhammed A. Dankwara, FBDFM, FCIMN, has warned vehicle owners and motorists in the area of the Edo state to discontinue the continued usage of spy number plates, unmarked vehicles and vehicles with tinted glasses in the State.

The warning for the same has already been issued several times. The Police officials of the State have repeatedly appealed against halting the use of such substances.


The warning by the Edo State Police Commissioner, Muhammed A Dankwara, is the nth such attempt and comes against the backdrop of the prevalent use of the aforementioned.

Despite several appeals to vehicle owners on the subject matter, a satisfactory effect of the proclamation is yet to be seen in the Edo state.

Here, it is worth remembering that on July 13, 2022, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba had, issued a ban on the use of Spy number plates. This ban was instated all over Nigeria in a bid to improve internal security. The ban on the use of Spy number plates will also become instrumental in preventing the possibility of criminal elements taking undue advantage to perpetuate crime and evade scrutiny.

Now, on Saturday, December 10, The Commissioner of Police in the Edo State Police Command has therefore issued a strict warning on the subject matter.

Further, Commissioner of Police Muhammed A. Dankwara directed that all tactical team, highway and visibility patrol teams at the various levels in the State should ensure that all vehicle owners/users should follow the instructions given out by the police command.

He further directed that any vehicles that are found breaking the rules or defaulting should be impounded. The owners of these vehicles will be made to face the full wrath of the law by the police command.


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