FCT Police commences SPY plate number ban enforcement

Following the ban  on the issuance and use of Supernumerary (SPY) plate numbers and  nationwide directive for the confiscation of same by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has commenced full-fledged enforcement exercise.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said: “The command  under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, in prompt compliance to the above took to the streets of the FCT today, Thursday June 14, 2022, for a full-fledged enforcement exercise; the very first till further notice.”

According to the spokesperson, “The CP while briefing the officers and men before the enforcement deemed it noteworthy for the officers on assignment and by extension the members of the public through the press that the ban was pronounced following observation and public outcry about the rate at which bearers of this numbers violate traffic rules, abuse rules guiding its usage and misuse privilege attached to the number.

“He also reiterated that the measure is to in addition to the already existing robust security architecture further curb crime and criminality in its various forms.”

She further stated that, “In the light of the above, the CP while reassuring residents of the Command’s resolute commitment to bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimum, charged the officers and men on the exercise to discharge their duties with the utmost regard for fundamental human rights and in line with global best practices.

“He also enjoined residents to embrace the development and cooperate with the Police. The officers on duty were also directed to only ensure the confiscation of plate numbers without arresting the driver except on any other logical ground that might be discovered in the course of executing the exercise.”

Meanwhile, to complement the above measures, residents of the FCT are urged to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.

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