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Police warn on illegal use of tinted car glasses, covered plate numbers

Valentine Chinyem

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The Ebonyi Police Command says it will continue to impound cars belonging to government officials and other vehicle owners using unauthorised tinted car glasses and covered number plates.

Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abakaliki.

Odah said that the warning became necessary in view of the violation on the ban of unauthorised use of tinted car glasses and the covering of vehicles plate numbers.

She added that the violation was common among government officials and highly placed public figures.

She stressed that owners of tinted glass cars must have valid tinted permit obtained from the Nigeria Police before using the vehicles on Nigerian roads.

She said: “The violation on the use of tinted car glasses and covering of vehicles number plates are mostly from members of the state executive council members, council chairmen and special advisers to the state government.

“Other notable public figures indulge in the illegality and the police will not spare anyone caught violating the law, no matter how highly placed.

“In a recent operations carried out in the capital city and across the 13 local government areas of the state, no fewer than 100 tinted cars and covered number plate vehicles were impounded and greater number belonged to government officials.’’

She explained that the exercise was in line with the directive of the Inspector General Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The PPRO called on stakeholders in the state to be law abiding, as the command was poised to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

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