Vehicles illegally using Spy number plates, sirens, revolving lights or covered number plates will be confiscated by the police.
The order came from the Inspector General (I-G) of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu.
This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba on Monday in Abuja.
The I-G also ordered the Commissioners Police to ensure diligent prosecution of the offenders.
“To this end, all vehicles found to have Spy number plates not duly issued, using sirens, or revolving lights without a permit or having covered number plates will be promptly impounded.
“These practices are illegal and pose monumental security risks to the nation and its people,” the IG said.
Adamu pledged the commitment of the police to sustain the existing partnership between the police and the FRSC in the areas of operations, training, intelligence sharing and prosecution of offenders.
The IG commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, for personally taking the charge against these unwholesome practices, especially the unauthorized concealment of number plates and other related offences.
He said that the organisation would work with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ensure that offenders are prosecuted accordingly and the act is reduced to the barest minimum.
He said that those found guilty in 2020 would be brought to book. Furthermore, their vehicles will be impounded and the drivers prosecuted according to law.
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