Police ban covering of vehicles, motorcycles plate numbers

Police ban covering of vehicles, motorcycles plate numbers

The Benue State Police Command has informed the general public, particularly motorists and motorcycle owners that covering vehicle number plate is an offence and will not be allowed in the state

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benue State Police Command, Sewuese Anene, said the practice of covering number plate has become increasingly prevalent in the state and this pose a significant security treat to the state as criminals could take advantage of this practice to perpetuate crime and get away with it.

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According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, CP Hassan Steve Yabanet, has ordered all Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to impound such vehicles for investigation and prosecution.

Motorists and motorcyclists, the statement insisted were advised to ensure that their vehicles registration number plates remain clearly visible at all times while driving within the state to avoid any inconvenience that may be caused by the enforcement process.

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The statement urged all to contribute to the promotion of public safety and the maintenance of law and order in Benue State.

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