Police ban Anambra politicians, others from using sirens
Anambra Police have place banned on politicians and other unauthorized persons in the state from using sirens.
Also prohibited is the covering of number plates by unauthorized persons.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed this on Monday at a press briefing in his office at Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
He said only hospital ambulances on duty, the state governor, banks conveying money and police officers on duty were authorized to move with sirens.
Umar said any unauthorized persons caught using sirens would be arrested and would face the full wrath of the law, no matter how the person is.
The CP announced,
“The command wishes to warn and remind the general public on the ban of the incessant use of siren, and covering of number plates as anyone caught violating such laws will be arrested and dealt with decisively.”
According to Punch, Umar added that sequel to the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the withdrawal of police personnel attached to VIPs, government officials, political office holders, corporate organizations, multinational companies, the Anambra State Command would commence the enforcement of the order on April 20.
He said those who would want to have police personnel should apply to his office for evidence.
The CP said,
“Henceforth, all new application/request in respect of the services of police mobile men; Special Protection Unit; Counter Terrorism Squad; and Conventional Police, must be processed and submitted to the Office of the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Police Command Headquarters, Awka, who will forward all applications to the Inspector-General of Police for approval.”
While saying such applications were free of charge, the CP asked members of the public to report any case of extortion in that regard to his office.