The reason why patrol vans used by police officers are usually dirty and scattered has been provided.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the explanation on Twitter.
Reacting to the question asked by a Twitter user, Adejobi said:
“See, police patrol vans work 24 hrs. When u park ur car in the evening, that’s when another team on night duty will take over the same vehicle for night patrol. Operational vehicles can’t be that neat like private vehicles. Anything operational looks rugged.
So, the rigour these vehicles pass thru make them look rough and dirty. Many of them ply bad roads, etc. However, we always encourage DPOs and HODs to try and put them in good shape.”