THE Ekiti State Command of Nigerian Police yesterday, banned use of revolving lights, sirens, covered number plates and tinted glasses by motorists.
The ban was contained in a release by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ekiti State, Sunday Abutu while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti.
According to Abutu, use of the banned items has been hijacked by some unscrupulous persons to commit crimes in the state.
“The above security measure was necessary to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the good people of the state. The command therefore, implore and urge everybody especially vehicle owners to be law abiding citizens and strictly adhere to the new order and directive as whosoever is found wanting shall be arrested, investigated and made to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Speaking further in the release, Abutu disclosed that Police receive reports of criminal elements that make unauthorised use of revolving lights, sirens, tinted glass and covered number plates almost on daily basis.
The police image maker therefor stated that the law cannot fold its arm and watch criminals bastardise those sensitive materials.