The Ebonyi Police Command has stated that it will begin to impound and prosecute drivers of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses who have not obtained the newly approved permit.
This disclosure was made by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. George Okafor, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Monday.
Mr Okafor, further said that the new permit, which contains bio data of the car owner – including the photograph, fingerprints, name and date of birth, among others – carries extra security features, aimed to prevent hoodlums from using such vehicles for crimes.
His words: “The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on assumption of duty as the new IGP, left no one in doubt on his readiness to fight crime to a standstill, hence he came up with the idea of computerized tinted glass permit.
“The idea is to enable the police to have vital information about persons being issued with the tinted car permit which will assist in checking usage of such cars for crimes.
“Many suspects have been known to hide inside tinted glass cars to commit heinous crimes and this is what the police want to checkmate.“
“Both the online registration and issuance of the permit are done at our headquarters here and I want to use this opportunity to advise people who use tinted car glasses who have not obtained the new one to do so.
“We have created enough awareness on the issue and the police want the cooperation of the affected people in this regard since security business is everyone’s business.’’