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. It would be recalled that the Federal Government had in 2012 listed the categories of persons entitled to use siren.
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 unauthourised persons found using the siren.
“The police will not relent in their effort to carry out their duty,“ 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 authourity 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.