Nigeria Suspends the Use of Tinted Vehicle Glasses

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba on Monday announced the immediate suspension of tinted vehicle windscreens in the country.

The IGP made the announcement on Monday in a meeting with senior police officers including commissioners and DIGs from across the states –the first of such since he was confirmed Inspector General of Police.

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba

While making the announcement, he reiterated that roadblocks remain prohibited in the country and warned that heads of commands must enforce it and key into the road patrol strategy as an alternative to roadblocks. He also directed that the issuance of spy number plates be put on hold.

The Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Act, 1991 made up of only six (6) sections is meant to protect society from unscrupulous elements who hide behind the tinted glass to commit crimes.

According to him, some of the high-profile suspects in police custody include members of IPOB, kidnappers, and bandits who have confessed to committing some of the most heinous crimes in recent times.

The Nigeria Police Force in the last two months has recorded successes including the arrest of over 600 suspects and that includes persons believed to have carried out an attack on Governor Samuel Ortom earlier in March and his aide in June this year.

The Police Council last week confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), about two months after he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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