FCT police crack down on driving without number plates, late-night car dealership operations

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has issued a strong warning to motorists and car dealers in Abuja. They are enforcing a strict policy against driving without number plates and operating outside the allowed hours.

In a press statement, SP Josephine Adeh, the Public Relations Officer of the FCT Police, pointed out that many vehicles are seen on the roads with only one number plate or none at all.

She also noted that some car dealers are staying open past the legal hours of 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, violating Section 25(5) of the Federal Capital Territory Road Transport Regulation Act, 2005.

SP Adeh highlighted that vehicles without proper identification are often linked to crimes like armed robbery.

She acknowledged public concerns and stressed the need for the police to take immediate action.

Commissioner of Police Benneth C. Igweh has ordered strict enforcement of these rules.

“Any vehicle found without number plates or with only one plate will be impounded immediately,” he said.

He also stated that drivers caught violating these rules will be arrested and prosecuted.

CP Igweh warned car dealers that operating outside the designated hours will result in severe legal consequences, calling on residents to stay alert and report any suspicious activities.

The Commissioner emphasized that these measures are to ensure public safety and reduce crimes involving unregistered vehicles.

He assured that the FCT police will strictly enforce these rules to maintain order in Abuja.

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