The Delta State police commissioner, Wale Abass, has announced a ban on tinted vehicles and vehicles without number plates, stating it as part of security measures put in place to combat insecurity in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the state’s Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the new development was put in place to reduce the rate of kidnapping and nefarious activities in Delta.
He further stated that a warning has been issued to officers of the Delta state command on the need to discharge their responsibilities actively based on the new development.
He urged the public to bear with the Police as this might be uncomfortable for residents and road users while noting that all vehicles plying the road must be registered and must have opened number plates. He reiterated that any vehicle found contrary will be impounded.
The statement partly reads, “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.”