Murder of Ogun ICT Poly lecturer: Police begin clampdown on use of unregistered vehicles, motorcycles

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Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun State Commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun Awolowo, on Thursday ordered the clampdown on those plying roads with unregistered vehicles, motorcycles as well as those using vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses but without police permit, saying that the security agency would not be folding its arms while some criminally minded people made life difficult for others.

CP Ajogun, in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police had observed with great concern the reckless usage of unregistered vehicles and motorcycles across the State and the rate at which they were being used to carry out heinous crimes.

Ajogun said that the most recent incident was the assassination of Engr. Mufutau Olayemi, a lecturer with D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, via Abeokuta, on Tuesday who was said to have been blocked at Itori area by gunmen using unregistered Lexus jeep.

In view of this, Ajogun has therefore warned that anybody caught driving an unregistered car or motorcycle will be dealt with and the car or motorcycle will be impounded while the owner will be prosecuted.

Similarly, owners of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses were advised to approach the command’s Department of operations for tinted permit certificate, while those using artificial tinted glasses are advised in their own interest to remove them forthwith or face prosecution.

The Commissioner of police has therefore given marchimg order to Area Commanders and DPOs throughout the state to clamp down on those plying the roads with unregistered vehicles and motorcycles, and vehicles with tinted glasses without permit.

Ajogun said “as an organization saddled with constitutional responsibility of protection of life and property, the Command will not fold its arms while criminally minded individuals’ makes life difficult for good people of the State. The Command will therefore do everything within its power and law to bring criminals to their knees, especially as we are approaching the yuletide season.”