Police launches an investigation over the collection of ₦20,000 from a motorist for not having a tinted glass permit.
It comes days after the acting FPRO informed Nigerians that police officers are not to demand for tinted glass permit.
The acting Force PRO stated that the permit for tinted glasses has been suspended since June 2021.
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has launched an intensive investigation over the arrest and subsequent payment of ₦20,000 fine from a motorist for not having tinted glass permits.
Posting a footage of his arrest on Twitter to back up his claims, the aggrieved motorist claimed he was arrested and taken to a station at Ikeja where he was made to pay ₦20,000 for a ₦100,000 penalty.
This comes few days after the acting Force PRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, via his Twitter handle, informed Nigerian motorists that officers of patrol duty are not to demand for tinted glass permit.
The acting Force PRO, who stated that the permit for tinted glasses has been suspended since June 2021, wondered where officers expect motorists to get it from.
“No police man should demand your customs papers. No. Except they are on joint operation, but not just on mere routine checks. And for now, we have suspended issuance of tinted glass permit, so we dont expect our men to disturb Nigerians on this.”
“We are to stop any vehicle with tints, search d vehicles, and its occupants, but not to delay him for not having tinted glass permits. Report them if u are so delayed so that we ask them questions.”
“Any policeman demanding for more, is a deviant and he must be dealt with. If not, many Nigerians will suffer from him and his likes. Dont die in silence, speak out to save yourself and others. I will still on this issue soon. Enjoy ur sunday..ire o..”
“On what you need to tender to the police on demand at any check point or on routine patrol, it’s just ur vehicle licence, drivers licence, and certificate of insurance, esp for private car owners.”