The Oyo State Police Command has cautioned security escorts and other road users against illegal use of siren, revolving lights and covered number plates on vehicles.
This was included in a statement released by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu.
The statement titled, ‘Police ban on illegal use of sirens, revolving lights and covered/spy number plates on vehicles in Oyo State,’ read in part, “The attention of the general public is, hereby, drawn to the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on the ban.
“The Commissioner of Police also wishes to state that the Oyo State Police Command will, henceforth, through a task force set up for the purpose, begin to impound all vehicles illegally using spy number plates, sirens, revolving lights or covered number plates in Oyo State to check acts that are inimical to the security architecture of the state.”
It added that consequently, anyone or group of persons caught violating the rule shall be arrested and prosecuted under the laws of the land.
It also indicated that security personnel found escorting their principals with covered vehicle number plates or involved in the illegal use of sirens or revolving lights, would be arrested and prosecuted for professional misconduct.

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