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The Police Command in Ekiti State has expressed concern about the illegal use of official number plates, as well as the driving of vehicles without number plates, with wrong number plates, or with covered number plates, Ekiti News reports.

CP. Adeniran Akinwale, the State Commissioner of Police stated that criminal elements are engaging in these illegal activities to carry out their unlawful acts.

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu, the Commissioner warned residents to desist from these acts, stating that the command will now clamp down on drivers found guilty.

The statement reads in part, ““The command

has observed with dismay and great concern, the way and manner some vehicle owners and drivers alike engage in illegal use of official number plates, while some persons drive vehicles without plate numbers or wrong plate numbers, not forgetting those who use vehicles with artificial tints and unauthorized sirens/revolving lights.

“Many vehicle owners have formed the habit of covering their plate numbers for no just cause.

“Intelligence at our disposal also has it that criminal elements hide under these illegalities and impunity to perpetrate their own nefarious activities, not excluding innocent citizens, whose stolen vehicles could not be traced or recovered due to their negligence and refusal to have and fix plate numbers.

“In view of this, the CP, having assessed the security implications, warns against unauthorised and unwholesome  usage of sirens/revolving lights, plate numbers, artificial tinted glasses and vehicles without or with wrong plate numbers as well as covering of plate numbers.

“The command has taken the bull by the horn, to warn those involved to desist from such acts or be made to face the full wrath of the law without exemption”.

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