The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says it will henceforth arrest vehicles with unauthorised number plates and prosecute their owners as the act obstructs national security.
The State Sector Commander, Mr Clement Oladele, gave the warning in a statement in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Oladele said that the FRSC had noticed the indiscriminate use of unauthorised number plates and driving of vehicles without number plates.
The sector commander said that the attitudes violated traffic regulations and hampered national security.
He added that the corps would treat motorists with photocopies of their driver’s licenses as not possessing valid ones, and consequently arrest such drivers.
“We have directed patrol teams to apprehend any vehicle observed using unauthorised number plate. The owner will be prosecuted pursuant to Sections 10(2)(d) and 10(4)(F) of FRSC Establishment Act 2007.
“The FRSC in Ogun is intensifying the arrest of vehicles with photocopied driver’s licenses and vehicles without appropriate number plates,’’ he said.
Oladele urged politicians to get their campaign vehicles properly licensed and driven in line with extant traffic regulations.
He advised all motorists to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the FRSC. (NAN)