The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a ban on the use of Spy Vehicle Number Plates across the nation.
Naija News reports that the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
Baba stated that all approval for all spy vehicle number plates has been revoked indefinitely irrespective of whether it is authorized or not.
He stated that the ban followed the continuous disregard for traffic rules, regulations and other extant laws guiding road use by individuals’ with Spy plates.
Baba directed policemen and officers of other security agencies attached to VIPs to ensure prompt compliance or face arrest.
He told the Commissioners of Police in States, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police to swing into action.
The police boss specifically directed police officers to ensure that all SPY number plates in use are confiscated.
Baba, however, warned that while carrying out the assignment, officers must ensure the rights and privileges of citizens are respected.
The police boss added that the owners of such vehicles should not be arrested unless they are police officers or officers of other security agencies on escort duties.
Baba advised members of the public to cooperate with the Police in this regard as the moves are aimed at strengthening the nation’s internal security.