Oyo CP Orders Full Implementation of Ban on SPY Number Plates, Urges Citizens to Cooperate

Following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, for a complete ban on all use of SPY police licence plate numbers by vehicle owners without exceptions, the Oyo State Command has begun implementation.

CP Adebowale Williams, in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adebowale Osifeso has informed the general public about the immediate enforcement of the directive.

While charging Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Departments, Tactical Commanders and other Supervising Officers to ensure total respect for citizen’s right during the exercise, the CP has also sued for cooperation from the good citizens of the state as the process begins.

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In the same vein, the CP has marshaled the Command’s X-squad and Monitoring Unit, to ensure strict compliance to professionalism by enforcement operatives before, during and after the process, in line with standard operational procedures.

It would be recalled that the IGP had issued the directive on Wednesday explaining that it was necessary to forestall the continuous disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other extant laws guiding road use by individuals, hiding under the privileges of SPY police number plates.

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Police Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi had stated in a statement: “The IGP has therefore directed that police officers and officers of other security agencies attached to VIPs who use the SPY number plates should ensure prompt compliance with this directive or risk being arrested for violation of the order.

“The IGP has directed Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, as well as their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), to give full effect to the directives as contained above”, he added.


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