The Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has given January 1, 2016 as the deadline for Supernumerary Police (SPY) to stop wearing police uniform.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Acting Spokesperson, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja on Thursday.

“The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has directed companies using Supernumerary Police (SPY) nationwide to stop the use of police uniform for their operations on or before January 1, 2016,’’ it stated.

It stated that Arase gave the directive at a meeting with Security Managers of Companies using SPY Police for their internal security.

The measure, the statement stated, was part of his administration’s renewed crime fighting strategy aimed at curtailing activities of criminally minded persons.

The statement stated that Arase had approved the use of a newly designed grey and black trousers as the new uniform to be worn by spy police officers nationwide. (NAN)