By Timipre Ndoni
The Bayelsa Police Command has announced that it had set up a Special Squad to reinforce the ban on non-factory fitted tinted vehicles, unauthorized sirens, amber lights and vehicles with covered plate numbers in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state police spokesman, SP Asinim Butswat in Bayelsa.
The police in a statement titled: “BAYELSA STATE POLICE COMMAND SET-UP SPECIAL SQUAD TO RE-ENFORCE THE BAN ON THE USE OF NON FACTORY FITTED TINTED VEHICLES, UNAUTHORIZED SIRENS, AMBER LIGHTS AND VEHICLES WITH COVERED PLATE NUMBER dated 2nd July 2022 said: “Bayelsa State Police Command notes with dismay the resurgence of non-factory fitted tinted vehicles, Unauthorized sirens, amber lights and vehicles with covered plate number, plying the roads of Yenagoa and environs. Intelligence at the disposal of the command also reveals that such vehicles are being used for committing heinous crimes in the state.
The statement reads, “As a proactive measure, the Command has set up a special squad to impound vehicles with unauthorized sirens, amber lights, non-factory fitted tinted glasses, and covered number plates. Owners of such vehicles are advised in their interests to adhere to extant laws guiding the use of such vehicles to avoid being arrested and their vehicles impounded.
“The Squad will commence operation on Monday 4th July 2022 with a clear mandate to arrest and impound vehicles with unauthorized sirens, amber lights, covered plate numbers and non-factory fitted tinted glasses, the spokesman stated.