Awka: Police bans branded campaign, unmarked vehicles in Anambra


Anambra Police Command has banned use of unmarked/covered plate numbers and branded campaign vehicles in the state from June 1, 2019.

The police command PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, in a statement in Awka said the defaulters would be arrested and prosecuted.

He enjoined politicians to repaint their branded campaign vehicles as hoodlums use them to perpetrate crimes. According to him, hoodlums are using branded and or unmarked/tinted vehicles with covered plate numbers to perpetrate crimes in the state.

” 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,” he said.

Consequently, 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.

He said the  police commissioner had further enjoined politicians in the state to repaint their branded campaign vehicles on or before June 1.

“The command will be left with no option than to impound such vehicles since electioneering campaigns are over,” Mohammed said.

The PPRO said the commissioner of police also warned that any security personnel found escorting their principal with an unmarked vehicle or those with covered vehicle number plates will be arrested and dealt with accordingly.