The Nigerian police has issued a serious warning to people driving cars with tinted glass on our roads.
Car with tinted glass
The Plateau Police Command has warned politicians, government officials and other motorists in the state to desist from using tinted glass on their vehicles without proper authorisation.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state Police Command, DSP Terna Tyopev, gave the warning in a statement on Friday in Jos.
Tyopev said the trend poses serious security threats as kidnappers, robbers and other criminals use it to beat security checks.
He also warned those covering their vehicle number plates to desist, adding that the trend had been abused by misguided youths.
“We have observed, with dismay, the negative trend where individuals, politicians and government functionaries use tinted glass on their vehicles and cover their number plates.
“This trend poses security threats, especially at checkpoints, as kidnappers, armed bandits and other criminals disguise themselves using the antics to beat secure at any point.
“So, the Command hereby warns members of the public to desist from such acts and advises that under no circumstances should people cover their vehicle number plates or use tinted glass without authorisation,’’ the statement read in part.
Tyopev said the Command would soon begin to arrest erring motorists who tint glass or cover vehicle number plates.