Awka – Anambra State command has asked politicians to repaint their branded campaign vehicles used during the 2019 general elections.
It also banned the used of vehicles with covered number plates.
It said defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.
A statement issued by the police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura said information at its disposable showed that hoodlums use such vehicles to perpetrate crimes.
It said in part: “Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command revealed that hoodlums in the State are using branded and or unmarked/tinted vehicles with covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the State in order to avoid being detected by the law enforcement agencies.
“Such acts are not only unlawful but also constitute serious security threats to the public which if left unchecked could worsen the security situation in the State.
“In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura has ordered with immediate effect the arrest and prosecution of persons using unmarked/ tinted and masked vehicles without authorization”.
Dandaura further threatened that politicians in the state who failed to repaint their branded campaign vehicles on or before June 1, 2019 will have their vehicles impounded since electioneering campaigns are over.
He also warned that security personnel found escorting their principal with an unmarked vehicle or those with covered vehicle number plates will be arrested and dealt with accordingly