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Police ban use of unregistered vehicle

16 July 2013, 15:03

Ado-Ekiti - The Police Command in Ekiti says it has banned the use of unregistered vehicles in any part of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Sotonye Wakama, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Monday.

According to him, it will no longer allow the use of unregistered vehicles in Ekiti and the ban is part of the command’s renewed strategy to check crime.

Wakama decried the poor attitude of some of the residents to vehicle registration, adding that driving such vehicles was inimical to the owners and the passengers.

"I wonder why people fail to realise that it is a criminal offence for anybody to drive an unregistered vehicle on the highway, not even police officers, are exempted from the law.

"Henceforth, anyone caught flouting the law in this regard shall be made to face the law, no matter how lowly or highly placed,” he said.

The police commissioner said the command would not relent in its war against criminals.

He said the number of suspects arrested at various dark spots across the state recently was enough that the police meant business.

Wakama assured that those yet to turn a new leaf would soon be tracked and made to face the music.

NAN reports that the command apprehended no fewer than 53 armed robbery suspects, 11 alleged rapists, among others, in May and June.

 - NAN

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