The Rivers State police command has ban siren revolving light, spy and covered plate numbers used by criminals and other unauthorized persons to commit crimes and other atrocities in the state.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni stated that the Commissioner of Police has set up a Taskforce headed by ACP Jephthah Nengi to ensure full compliance while grace of one week given as no efforts will be spared in dealing with the violators of the directive.
The statement said the CP appealed to the residents of the state, particularly banks, companies, private individuals and security personnel except those on covert operations to show understanding by complying with the above directive and immediately remove the unauthorized and prohibited facilities or face prosecution.
The statement reads; “It has been observed that criminals and other unauthorized persons are using Sirens, Revolving Lights, Spy and Covered Plate Numbers to commit crimes and other atrocities in the State.
1. In view of these disturbing developments and sequel to the earlier Directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman PSC (+) NPM FDC on the abuse and indiscriminate use of Sirens, Revolving Lights, Spy And Covered Plate Numbers, without appropriate approvals, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command has with immediate effect banned the use of these facilities in the State.
2. Against the background of the above, the CP wishes to inform the General Public that a Taskforce has been set up to ensure full compliance.
3. In the light of the above, therefore, the public and particularly those with these facilities are enjoined to dismantle them, with a grace of one week(7days) to do so, as no efforts will be spared in dealing with the violators of this clear and unambiguous Directive.
4. The Commissioner of Police Rivers State command, CP Eboka Friday is hereby appealing to the residents of the State, particularly Banks, Companies, Private Individuals and Security Personnel except those on Covert Operations to show understanding by complying with the above Directive and immediately remove the unauthorized and prohibited facilities or face Prosecution.
5. The Taskforce headed by the Commander Operation Sting, ACP Jephthah Nengi, has been given the marching border to enforce compliance.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State police command has arrested the trio of Kenneth Sylvanus ‘m’ 24yrs, a native of Azumini Isiokpo, Chibuzor Amadi ‘m’ 33yrs, a native of Omademe both in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State and Chijioke Ogbonnah ‘m’ 37yrs, a herbalist from Abia State but resides in Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Parading the suspects at the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, in Port Harcourt, the Police Public Relations Officer SP Nnamdi Omoni who spoke to journalists said that the aunty to the decease reported to the police about the disappearance of the victim on the 11th of this November which the command swung into action with some youths from the area that led to the discovery of the headless body of the boy in the bush.
The police image maker said through intelligence gathering, the identities of Kenneth Sylvanus and Chibuzor Amadi were revealed. Chibuzor Amadi was immediately arrested and on interrogation, he took the police to an uncompleted building in Azumini Isiokpo where Kenneth Sylvanus was arrested. They were taken to the Isiokpo Area Command and later transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.