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Police impounds 50 vehicles with tinted glasses

12 April 2013, 09:25

Uyo- The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said it impounded 50 vehicles with tinted glasses in the last two weeks.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Etim Dickson, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, made this known to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.

Dickson said that some of the vehicles were released after their owners presented police permit which authorised them to use tinted glasses.

The police spokesman said that the owners of the remaining impounded vehicles would be prosecuted.

He said the abuse of tinted glasses posed serious security challenges in the country, adding that the police had to brace effort to enforce the law on the issue.

``Let me tell you that the law on tinted glasses had been in existence since 2004, the police, through the Inspector General directive is merely enforcing the law.

``Our country is going through very serious security challenges at the moment and the law enforcement agencies have to be up and doing to ensure that Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed.

``So every possible avenue use by criminals to perpetuate crime has to be monitored to curtail their excesses,’’ he said.

The police spokesman urged those with health condition and in need of tinted glasses to apply for permit from the police headquarters in Abuja.

He warned that except those exempted by law and those permitted on health ground, those with tinted glasses should remove them or face the wrath of the law.

Dickson added that the command would continue the check on the abuse of tinted glasses in the state.

On the crime situation in the state, he said, ``in the past one week, the crime situation has been relatively very low; adding that pockets of crimes had been "nib in the bud".

``Crimes have been reduced to the barest minimum due to the cooperation of all the security agencies in the state.

``We are working in collaboration with the Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Cops (NSCDC), and other security agencies to achieve success.

He advised members of the public to always be security conscious and report any suspected movement to the police for prompt action.


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