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Anambra Police Launches Clampdown on Spy Number Plates, Sets Recovery Task Force



The Anambra State Police Command has set up a special task force with a mandate to recover all spy vehicle number plates in the state.

The state police authority said the clampdown was in response to a directive issued by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Baba Alkali to commence enforcement of ban on the use of such number plates across the country.

The state Police Public Relations Officer,, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, disclosed in a press release that the police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng has set up a taskforce to recover every spy vehicle number plate in the state.

Echeng, according to Ikenga, had during a meeting with area commanders and head of various units in the state on Thursday established an enforcement team to ensure full recovery of all Police spy plate numbers in Anambra State.

The release read: “The CP while addressing the Command’s Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and other heads of formations in the Command, tasked the officers to give full support to the enforcement team in their efforts at enforcing the order to the letter.

“The CP reemphasized that the order was part of deliberate measures aimed at strengthening internal security in the country and preventing continuous disregard for traffic rules and regulations and other extant laws guiding road-users by individuals hiding under the privileges of SPY police number plates.”

The commissioner harped on the need by users of such number plates to voluntarily comply by removing them, to avoid arrest, or confiscation of their vehicles.

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