Nigerian Police Force (NPF), has revealed that they are working towards reintroducing permits for vehicles that have tinted glass across the country.
They stressed that the crimes being commited using tinted glass, especially by young people, were no longer acceptable.
During an interview with Punchng on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said some states had also complained to the police that people were using such vehicles to commit crimes.
He stressed that the committee set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, would soon conclude its work and submit its report, after which the decision would be taken.
Adejobi had on March 20, 2022, announced the decision of the police authorities under the former IG, Usman Baba, to suspend the issuance of tinted permits.
However, he noted that the police were still free to stop and search any vehicle with tinted glass, but that they had been directed not to demand for the permit.
He tweeted, “No policeman should demand your Customs papers, except they are on joint operation, but not just on mere routine checks.
“We have suspended the issuance of tinted glass permits, so we don’t expect our men to disturb Nigerians on this.
“We are to stop any vehicle with tints, search the vehicles, and its occupants, but not to delay (anyone) for not having tinted glass permits.”
Many Nigerians had heaved a sigh of relief after the permit was suspended, given the usual harassment from policemen.
However, according to Adejobi, the permit would soon be re-introduced to further check crime across the country.
He stated, “The Inspector-General of Police has set up a committee to review it. We are going back to it because it is a matter of law. There is no way we will neglect such a thing. Many youths have started using tinted glass to commit crimes and various states are complaining. So, we need to look into it and make a decision.
“When the committee submits its report, we are going to act appropriately.”