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USE OF TINTED WINDSCREENS IN VEHICLES SUSPENDED – INSPECTOR GENERAL

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By Adeola Abdullah

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Monday announced, that henceforth, the use of tinted windscreens in Nigeria has been suspended.

Alkali Baba made the announcement during a security meeting with senior police officers including commissioners and Deputy Inspectors General from across the states.

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At the meeting, he also directed that the issuance of spy number plates be put on hold.

This Inspector General noted thatthis became necessary to curtail the worsening security challenges across the country.

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.

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The IGP also spoke concerning the arrest of high-profile criminals.

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.

He stressed the need for the senior police officers to ensure discipline in their various commands.

Some of the successes recorded by the Police Force in the last two months include the arrest of over 600 suspects including persons believed to have carried out an attack on Governor Samuel Ortom earlier in March, this year.

The IGP’s meeting is the first of such he was confirmed as the Inspector General of Police.

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

Tinted Glass Law

General Ibrahim Babangida in February 1991 promulgated a decree prohibiting the tinting and use of cars with tinted glasses.

This according to him is to protect society from insecurity.

The decree is now known as the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Act, 1991; made up of only six (6) sections.

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