- Warn policemen against extortion, harassment
The Inspector General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, wednesday warned policemen across the nation against extorting and harassing road users over the validation of tinted glass permit and firearms licence.
The directive came at 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 was 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 urges 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.
“The IG wishes to reassure the public of the commitment of the force to the provision of round-the-clock security for the teeming citizens of the country.
“Citizens are further enjoined to continue to support and assist the police in its constitutional task of safeguarding the nation.”