FCT Commissioner of Police Declares Crackdown on Unregistered Vehicles Amid Escalating ‘One Chance’ Crimes and Kidnappings in the Capital Territory

FCT Commissioner of Police Implements Stringent Measures to Address Rising Insecurity

The Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CP Ben Igweh, has initiated a comprehensive crackdown on unregistered vehicles operating within the FCT.

The focus of this clampdown is primarily on vehicles lacking proper number plates or displaying only a single number plate while navigating the roads of the Federal Capital Territory.

Response to Escalating ‘One Chance’ Crimes and Kidnappings

The decision to intensify vehicle scrutiny comes in response to the persistent threat of ‘one chance’ robberies and kidnappings that have plagued the FCT in recent times.

CP Ben Igweh conveyed this directive during a meeting with the management team, leaders of tactical units, and heads of departments within the FCT Police Command on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

Revamping Security Framework: Prioritizing Safety of FCT Residents

The primary objective of the meeting was to revamp the existing security framework and institute a strategic plan aimed at ensuring the safety of residents within the Federal Capital Territory.

The Commissioner of Police emphasized the necessity of adopting intelligence-led policing and visible law enforcement activities, including frequent stop-and-search duties, to combat criminal activities effectively.

Zero Tolerance for Laxity: Urging Community Partnership

CP Ben Igweh underscored his zero-tolerance policy for laxity within the police force and urged officers to foster effective community partnerships in the execution of their duties.

He called upon tactical unit leaders to identify potential black spots and kidnappers’ hideouts in the Territory, urging them to proactively engage and confront criminal elements.

Residents Encouraged to Collaborate and Report Suspicious Activities

In a bid to strengthen collaboration with residents, the Commissioner of Police encouraged citizens to report any suspicious activities through designated emergency lines.

These lines include 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, with an additional line for the Police Control Room (PCB): 09022222352.

CP Ben Igweh expressed his commitment to combatting criminality in the Territory and called on residents to play an active role in the fight against crime by avoiding boarding vehicles along roads and unapproved parks.

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