The police team prosecuting this is led by the Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe Abudallah.
The development tends to have turned against many government officials whose excuses had been rejected by the Commissioner. Also affected are those driving vehicles without or with covered plate numbers.
Reiterating the resolve of the police command to combat crime during and after the Christmas seasons, the commissioner, during a Media Summit of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Ebonyi State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abakaliki, said nobody would be spared as such could be inimical to the peace in the area.
In a paper entitled “The roles of Security agencies/media relationship in ensuring crime free society”, which she presented at the event, the Commissioner of Police noted that reportage by the media should be such that have been subjected to professional scrutiny.
Represented by state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jude Madu, CP Ibekwe Abdallah, advocated for a greater synergy and true partnership between the media practitioners and security agencies in the state, as a way of providing security for the citizens.
She advised vehicle owners without plate numbers to visit the appropriate authorities and obtain vehicle plate numbers, as any vehicle seen without plate numbers would be impounded.
“The ban on Okada operation in Abakaliki after 1900hrs (7PM) is still in force. All Okada operators should adhere strictly to the rule by the state. The use of dual carriage way by Okada riders is still prohibited. Owners of tinted glass cars are directed to report to SIB department in the police headquarters to obtain their permit at no cost”, she warned.
The CP further directed owners of tinted glass cars to report to SIB department in the police headquarters to obtain their permit at no cost.
He appealed to all Ebonyians to sustain the partnership with the command in its resolve to fight crime and criminality in the state.