The Delta State police command on Tuesday banned the use of tinted vehicles and vehicles without plate numbers as part of efforts to curb insecurity in the state.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, disclosed this through a statement issued by the state’s Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright.
According to the statement, the development is in a bid to put an end to the increased rate of kidnapping and other ungodly activities by hoodlums in the state.
He also stated that a warning has been issued to officers of the Delta state command to comply and ensure that they discharge their responsibilities actively in line with the new development.
He, therefore, charged the people of the state to comply with the Police as the new development might be uncomfortable for residents and road users.
The Commissioner also warned that all vehicles plying the road must be registered and must have opened number plates, noting that, any vehicle found contrary will be impounded.
The statement reads in part: “The Commissioner of Police charged all area commanders, Divisional Police Heads, and Tactical Commanders to double their efforts in the fight against criminals in the state.
“He equally appealed to members of the public to understand and bear with Command as the measures being emplaced, which is in their ultimate interest, might bring slight discomfort to the residents, particularly road users.
“Due to the activities of criminal elements who carry out their nefarious activities using tinted vehicles and sometimes covered numbers plates, it is on this note that the CP warns that all vehicles that ply the road in the state must be duly registered with their number plates visible as all unregistered vehicles and vehicles with covered number plates will be impounded.”