Vehicle tinted glass permit is free- Nigeria Police
Barth Ikiebe, Abuja
Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar says the issuance of permit for vehicle tinted glass is free and attracts no charge.
Mr Abubakar stated this in Abuja at a meeting with Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in charge of the 12 zonal commands, to review and strategise on security challenges, including terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and communal clashes in parts of the country.
The IG stated that "motorists should not allow any policeman, anywhere to subject them to paying charges that are not officially, legally and legitimately stated.’’
Mr Abubakar explained that to avoid abuse, "the law authorises only the IG to issue the permit, without delegating such power to commands commissioners of police."
Motorists in the country had complained that the Police were charging sums of between N10,000 and N50,000 to grant the tinted glass permits.
Mr Abubakar noted that most kidnappers, armed robbers and terrorists used vehicles with tinted glass to carry arms, ammunition, and other explosive devices, as well as to carry out attacks on innocent worshippers in churches and mosques and other places.
The IG said: "We cannot continue to fold our hands and allow criminality to take place. We appeal to Nigerians to understand that the essence of doing what we are doing is to ensure that people are safe and that innocent people are not attacked."
He stressed that the Police would enforce the ban as it was meant for the good of all Nigerians.