Driving in Lagos and other parts of the country in vehicles with tinted glass windows is against the law, but some people do it because they get away with it. But not anymore, so says the Inspector General of Police Mr Abubakar Mohammed.
The police boss has directed all state commissioners of police and Assistant Inspectors General to start impounding vehicles with tinted glass windows and prosecute their owners henceforth.
The directive is contained in a statement issued last week by Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, last week in Abuja.
According to the statement, "Police officers nationwide have been directed to commence amassive operation aimed at enforcing all existing laws bordering on tinted glasses and the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. This unbecoming attitude has the capacity not only to heighten criminal activities, but to place unnecessary pressure on security agencies and law- abiding citizens
“The IG wishes to remind Nigerians from all walks of life, including politicians, military and security personnel that the ban on unlawful and indiscriminate use of tinted glasses and legislation forbidding the plying of unregistered vehicles are still in force. He wishes to clearly state that the Nigeria Police will no longer tolerate few misguided Nigerians who abuse the use of tinted glasses and unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. Similarly, owners of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles are advised to immediately register them and obtain appropriate licences or withdraw them forthwith from public roads," the statement added.