The Nigeria Police High Command has warned that fixing additional headlamps on vehicles and tricycles constitutes an offence.
The spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who issued the warning via his official X (formerly Twitter) handle on Thursday, detailed that such cases could be treated as either a traffic or criminal offence depending on the magnitude of the alteration.
He disclosed that it is also an offence for vehicle owners to cover the number plates of their cars in any form.
Adejobi wrote: “Yes. It’s an offence to fix additional headlamps on your vehicle or bikes, and cover your number plate in any form. You see many vehicles with more than 20 headlamps. This is not allowed.
“It’s an offence. It could be seen as a traffic offence or criminal offence depending on the motif or magnitude of such alterations on your vehicle identification or documents.”