Ogun: Police order arrest, prosecution of owners of unregistered vehicles

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The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Mr. Lanre Bankole, has ordered that anyone found driving unregistered vehicles on the roads in Ogun State should be arrested and prosecuted.

The order was given following the findings of the police that most of the vehicles used for criminal activities in the state are mostly unregistered ones.

The police boss therefore warned the people of the state to ensure that their vehicles were registered to avoid being arrested.

The statement which was signed by the spokesman of the police command in Ogun State, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi reads:

“The Ogun state police command has observed with concern that most of the vehicles/motorcycles been used in carrying out criminal activities across the state are mostly unregistered ones.

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has directed that anybody plying the road with unregistered vehicle/motorcycle in any part of Ogun state, should be arrested and charged to court.

“Some of these criminal are using unregistered vehicles to perpetrate crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery as well as cult related violent clashes.

“In view of this, members of the public are hereby advised to ensure that their vehicles are duly registered before using it in any part of Ogun state, to avoid had I known situation.

“The Commissioner of Police, while assuring the good people of Ogun state of adequate security, enjoined them to cooperate with the police by giving them useful information that will enhance their performance, as security is everybody’s business.”