IG Warns Against Extortion, Harassment, Extends Deadline for Tinted Glass, Firearms Revalidation

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By Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Inspection General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Wednesday warned policemen across the nation against extorting money from road users and harassing them over the validation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence.

The directive came on the heels of the decision by the Nigeria Police High Command to extend the deadline for revalidation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence to July 31, 2016.

Thus, with the extension, the IG directed all state commands commissioners of police to stay enforcement of the law on tinted glass permit and firearms licence until the expiration of the deadline.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, the
IG restated that revalidation of tinted glass permit is free of charge.

He also warned policemen against extortion and harassment of motorists over revalidating their permits and licences.
The statement reads in part, “The IG
therefore urged members of the public who are yet to obtain the automated tinted glass permit and firearms licence to seize the opportunity of the extension to complete necessary formalities for them to key into the electronic platform.

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