Police to arrest unauthorised users of siren nationwide

The Nigeria Police Force said in Abuja on Tuesday that
it would arrest any person not listed in the categories
of persons authourised to use siren in the country.
The Federal Government had in 2012 listed the
categories of persons entitled to use siren.
They are: President, Vice President, Senate President,
Speaker, their deputies, state governors and service
chiefs.
Others are: the Inspector-General of Police, General
Officers Commanding, Deputy Inspectors-General of
Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police
(AIGs), as well as Commissioners of Police.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole,
acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the police would rely on
the government circular on use of siren.
“We will still go by the Federal Government circular in
implementing the directive,“ Kolawole said.
She said that the rate at which siren was being used in
the country had reduced drastically because of the
efforts of the police.
Kolawole warned that the police would not hesitate to
arrest any unauthorised persons found using the siren.
“The police will not relent in their effort to carry out
their duty,“she said.
She stressed that the police would always be on its
guard to enforce law and order in the country.
“I just want to let you know that this current police
administration will not condone any act of public
disorder,“she said.
She urged motorists not to pay money for permit for
the use of vehicles with tinted glasses, as it was free.
Kolawole said that the only authority with the sole right
to issue the permit were; the Inspector-General of
Police and state commissioners of police.
She advised motorists to take advantage of the whistle
blowing platform opportunity to report to the police
any personnel who demanded money from them.
“We are saying that if people were paying before they
should not do that any longer ,“ she said.

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