OGUN, Nigeria – The State Police Command has banned the use of tinted glasses as well as unregistered vehicles or motorbikes, henceforth.
The police said it will begin to clamp down on anyone with tinted or unregistered vehicles or motorbikes from now on.
OgeneAfrican learnt that this is coming barely one day after the assassination of a lecturer DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State.
A statement by the Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said “the command has observed with great concern, the reckless usage of unregistered vehicles and motorcycles across the State and the rate at which they are being used to carry out heinous crimes.
Oyeyemi confirmed that “the most recent coincidence was the assassination of an ICT lecturer who was blocked at Itori area by gunmen using unregistered Lexus jeep.”
In view of this, the command warned that “anybody caught driving an unregistered car or motorcycle will be dealt with and the car or motorcycle will be impounded while the owner will be prosecuted.”
Speaking further, the police directed that “owners of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses are advised to approach the Command’s Department of operations for tinted permit certificate, while those using artificially tinted glasses are advised in their interest to remove them forthwith or face prosecution.
“Meanwhile, Area Commanders and DPOs throughout the States have been directed to clamp down on those plying the roads with unregistered vehicles and motorcycles, and vehicles with tinted glasses without a permit.
“As an organization saddled with the constitutional responsibility of protection of life and property, the Command will not fold its arms while criminally minded individuals’ make life difficult for good people of the State.
“The Command will therefore do everything within its power and law to bring criminals to their knees, especially as we are approaching the yuletide season.”