Nwawuba Queries Enforcement of IGP’s Directive on Tinted Glass -GP, Usman Baba Clears Air

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Following the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba’s, directive to officers and men of the Nigeria Police, on usage and issuance of tinted glass permit, the Member representing Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency, Rt Hon Henry Nwawuba, has queried the harassment, threats and extortion of vehicle owners and operators using factory fitted tinted glasses, by men of the Nigeria Police, and calls for prompt clarification of the Inspector General of Police.
This was contained in a sponsored motion laid at the floor of the House.
In his motion, Nwawuba noted that the overzealousness of police officers have led them to harass and embarrass citizens with duly authorized tinted glass permits which are currently in use.
Nwawuba pointed out that most of the tinted glasses of vehicles are factory fitted by manufacturers, approved and licenced for general purchase and usage.
Disturbed by the outcry of citizens over the undue harassment and intimidation by members of the Nigeria Police even when vehicle owners and operators are in possession of authorization by the same Nigeria Police, Nwawuba urged the House to resolve as follows;
1) urge the Inspector General of Police to clarify the policy with specific regards to factory fitted tinted glasses.
2) mandate the Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector General of Police to clarify issues relating to his directive.
3) to stop the extortion, threat and harassment of Nigeria road users by men of the Nigeria Police.
In his response, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, clarifies as thus;  “tinted permits not for factory fitted tinted glasses.” Vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses are exempted from getting police permit.
In the words of the IGP, “factory fitted tinted glasses are not affected. They are not the ones we are quarreling about because you can see through most of the factory fitted tinted glasses. If you want them to open, you can then ask them to open. We are talking about the ones you cannot even identify whether there’s someone inside or not.”
The IGP said efforts will be made to educate his men on the import and effective implementation of directive.

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