Following the ban on the use of SPY number plates on Wednesday, July 13, by the authorities of the Nigerian Police Force due to their abuse, the police hierarchy has said that its men who escort influential people popularly known as “Big Boys” with vehicles that have SPY number plates will face the music.
The police high command had on Wednesday ordered a total ban on the use of SPY number plates across the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, saying the ban was without exception.
Many influential Nigerians, especially those popularly referred to as Big Boys in highbrow areas of the country, always employ the services of police vehicles with SPY numbers anytime they are moving around.
However, following the ban, a man on Twitter asked the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, how the Lekki Big Boys will move without SPY vehicles, an indication that the influential people in Lekki area of Lagos State use the services of policemen using vehicles with SPY number plates.
But the Force Public Relations Officer clarified the matter and replied that whenever the vehicles with SPY number plates are seen, such number plates would be removed while the policemen in the vehicle, whether on legal or illegal duties, will face the music.
He added that while the influential persons that move around with vehicles with SPY number plates would not be arrested but the number plates removed, the policemen in the vehicles with SPY number plates would be the ones to face the music for violation.
According to Adejobi in a tweet on his Twitter handle: “They will move, but we will remove the number plates. No arrest this time around, but removal of the plates.
“So no one says they should not move, they are free to move. And our men who escort them, either legally or illegally, will be the ones to face the music for violation.”
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