In order to address insecurity in the state, Wale Abass, the commissioner of the Delta State police, has declared a ban on tinted cars and vehicles without license plates.
The state’s public relations officer, Edafe Bright, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
The new improvement, according to the statement, was implemented to lessen kidnapping and other criminal activity in Delta.
He added that, in light of the recent incident, a warning has been sent to officers of the Delta state command on the necessity to vigorously carry out their duties.
He advised the public to be patient with the police because this could be upsetting for locals and other road users while noting that all vehicles plying the road must be registered and must have opened number plates. He reiterated that any vehicle found contrary will be impounded.
The statement partly reads, “The Commissioner of Police charged all area commanders, Divisional Police Heads, and Tactical Commanders to double their efforts in the fight against criminals in the state.
“He equally appealed to members of the public to understand and bear with Command as the measures being emplaced, which is in their ultimate interest, might bring slight discomfort to the residents, particularly road users.
“Due to the activities of criminal elements who carry out their nefarious activities using tinted vehicles and sometimes covered numbers plates, it is on this note that the CP warns that all vehicles that ply the road in the state must be duly registered with their number plates visible as all unregistered vehicles and vehicles with covered number plates will be impounded.”