FCT: CP talks tough against driving without number plates, orders clampdown


The FCT Police Command says it has observed with serious concern the manner in which motorists drive around the territory with single or no number plates and car dealers beyond the stipulated time, which is 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM . Section 25 (5) of the Federal Capital Territory Road Transport Regulation Act, 2005.

FCT Police spokesperson SP Josephine Adeh, who made this known Saturday also revealed that the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, mni, has given a marching order that vehicles plying the roads with a single or no number plate should be impounded, with the driver arrested and prosecuted.

Also, he warned car dealers against parking their vehicles in an unauthorised parking lot and driving beyond the stipulated time, which is six o’clock p.m., as defaulters will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

“It is no news that several recorded cases of armed robbery, popularly known as “one chance,” are mostly associated with vehicles with single or no number plates. This unlawful act has pricked the attention of the populace, who have now begun to question the effectiveness of the police in addressing the menace,” the statement said.

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The CP also reiterated that in the effort to ensure the safety and security of residents of FCT, no motorists or car dealers who come in conflict with the substantive laws with be spared. He urged the residents to be vigilant and take advantage of the police emergency lines in reporting suspicious activities through: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 PCB: 09022222352, CRU: 08107314192.

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