Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command has announced the enforcement of the ban on tinted vehicles and covered plate numbers in the state.
The Command gave the order through a statement sent to Newspot, on Tuesday by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP, Asinim Butswat.
The statement reads “Following the recent upsurge in incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state, the State Security Council has taken the following drastic security measures to curb the menace”
“Henceforth, vehicles with tinted glasses and covered number plates are banned from operating throughout the State. However, owners of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses having permits are warned to revalidate the permits at the Police Headquarters Yenagoa to avoid subsequent arrest and prosecution”
Ban on the use of Sienna cars with tinted glasses throughout the State from 7pm to 6am.
Also ban on the use of motorcycles within Yenagoa Capital City is still in force. Owners of motorcycles are advised to adhere to the ban or stand the risk of being arrested, prosecuted and the motorcycles impounded.
”Re-imposition of curfew in the State Capital, particularly the entry and exit points along the East-West Road from 10pm to 6am daily.
”The imposition of curfew from 7pm to 6am in the waterways in the state is still in force.
”Ban on the use of speedboats with 200 Horse Power Engines in all waterways in the state is also still in force.
The Police Command would soon commence the enforcement of the security measures to ensure the safety of the lives and properties.
The State Police Command is therefore soliciting the co-operation and understanding of the public as officers and men would commence conducting stop and search to ensure compliance with the above measures to make Bayelsa State a safe and secured place for all to live and engage in businesses for development.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed, the statement said.