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CP orders clampdown on vehicles without number plates in Abuja


The Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Benneth Igweh, has ordered a clampdown on vehicles plying roads in the territory without number plates.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, SP Josephine Adeh, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

Adeh stated that the Police Command in the FCT had observed with serious concern, the manner in which motorists drive around the territory with single or no number plates.

She said it had also been observed that car dealers drive such vehicles beyond the stipulated time of between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Section 25 (5) of the FCT Road Transport Regulation Act, 2005.

It is no news that several recorded cases of armed robbery, popularly known as “one chance” are mostly associated with vehicles with single or no number plates.

According to her, the unlawful act has pricked the attention of the populace, who question the effectiveness of the police in addressing the menace.

“Consequent upon this, the CP has given a marching order that vehicles plying the roads with a single or no number plate should be impounded, with the driver arrested and prosecuted.

“This is to also warn car dealers against parking their vehicles in an unauthorised parking lot and driving beyond the stipulated time.

“Defaulters will henceforth be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

Adeh reiterated the commitment of the command to ensure the safety of residents of FCT, adding that “no motorist or car dealer would be allowed to come in conflict with the substantive laws in the territory.”

She urged residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities on 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938 and 07057337653.

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