*urges law abiding citizens to submit such numbers to police formations
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kaduna State Police Command has given marching order to Area and Tactical commanders, as well as Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to fully enforce the Inspector General of Police, IGP’s ban on SPY number plates.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Jalige, dated Friday July 15, 2022 said that citizens in possession of such number plates should submit them to the nearest police headquarter of formation.
“In furtherance to the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc(+), NPM, fdc, with regards to the total ban on the use of Police SPY Number Plates by Vehicle owners across the federation.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Police Command, CP Yekini A Ayoku psc(+), mni has directed the Department of Operations, all Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to professionally enforce the ban and ensure that all Police SPY Number Plates currently in use in the state whether authorised or otherwise are confiscated with immediate effect, as all authorisations have been abrogated forthwith,” it said.
He further directed that the law abiding citizens who are in possession of such number plates should submit same to the Police headquarters or the nearest Police formation.
The Commissioner of Police directed that, Police officers and officers of other sister security agencies attached to VIPs who use SPY Number Plates in the state should ensure compliance with the IGP’s order.
The CP appealed for continuous support and cooperation from all and sundry in this regard as the order is geared towards strengthening security of the State and the nation at large.
He equally tasked enforcement Police officers to shun human rights violation, extortion and other unethical conduct during the operation, as a Taskforce team has been constituted and mandated to go round the 23 LGAs of the state to monitor compliance.