1st March, 2011
The task force set up by the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haruna John, to enforce the ban on tinted motor glasses has begun operations.
Mr. Jimoh Moshood, a superintendent of police and the commandâ€™s spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that it was headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of operations, Mr. Umar Shehu.
Moshood said the Federal Road Safety Commission, the Directorate of Vehicle Inspection (VIO) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were also members of the task force.
He said members of the task force had already been deployed to strategic places in and around the city to enforce the ban since last week and advised motorists to remove their tint.
Moshood added that the task force had been mandated to remove the tint on the spot from motorists violating the ban.
NAN recalls that the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Humphry Abah, had last Thursday directed the police to enforce the ban nationwide from Monday.
Abah said the permission earlier granted for the use of tint on motor glasses, except factory fitted ones, had been cancelled by the directive.
He said the tinting of motor glasses was unnecessary and avoidable as the practice had aided criminals in the society to commit crimes, thereby making the nation unsafe.
Moshood, however, said the president and his vice, governors, Senate president, his deputy, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and his deputy as well as Senate and house leaders were exempted from the ban.