The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday warned motorists driving vehicles without permanent registration plates they risked having their vehicles impounded with immediate effect as part of purposes aimed at maintaining law and order in the state.
The Command in a statement on Thursday said it observed with great concern, the reckless usage of unregistered vehicles and motorcycles across the State and the rate at which they are being used to carry out heinous crimes.
According to the statement by the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the assassination of an ICT lecturer who was blocked at Itori Area of the state was carried out by gunmen using unregistered Lexus jeep.
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The statement read, “In view of this, the Command hereby warns that anybody caught driving an unregistered car or motorcycle will be dealt with and the car or motorcycle will be impounded while the owner will be prosecuted.
“Similarly, owners of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses are advised to approach the Command’s Department of operations for tinted permit certificate, while those using artificial tinted glasses are advised in their own interest to remove them forthwith or face prosecution.
The statement added that the Area Commanders and DPOs in the States have been directed to clampdown on those plying the roads with unregistered vehicles and motorcycles, and vehicles with tinted glasses without permit.
“As an organization saddled with constitutional responsibility of protection of life and property, the Command will not fold its arms while criminally minded individuals’ makes life difficult for good people of the State. The Command will therefore do everything within its power and law to bring criminals to their knees, especially as we are approaching the yuletide season,” the statement concluded.