Vehicles with covered plates numbers will not longer be allowed to ply the roads of Kaduna State from Monday, December 11, the police in the state announced.
The information was conveyed to the press via a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, on Thursday.
“This is to inform the public that the command has observed with great dissatisfaction the proliferation of driving motor vehicles in the state without or with covered number plates.
“In view of the above, the command is giving the motorists an ultimatum of Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, that their number plates or their vehicle will be impounded and face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
In another news, Justice Mohammed Garba of the Federal High Court in Kaduna sentenced two men, Yusuf Garba and Dauda Musa, to five years imprisonment each for trafficking in illicit drugs on Thursday.
Justice Garba sentenced the defendants after they pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies( NDLEA).
However, the convicts were each given a N500,000 fine option.
Reviewing the facts of the case, NDLEA’s counsel, T. J. Atserhegh, told the court that the convicts were arrested at Rigachikun, Kaduna, while transporting 60kg of cannabis sativa.
The offence he said contravened Section 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Atserhegh produced before the court the certificate of analysis of the drug, the drug analysis report, defendants’ statements and cannabis tendered and admitted as exhibits.
After listening to the facts as reviewed by the prosecution, the judge convicted the defendants as charged.
In his plea for mercy, the defence counsel, Hassan Umar, prayed the court to be lenient in sentencing the convicts.
He submitted that the convicts have shown remorse and did not waste the time of the court.