BY ANDY AKENI
AS Part of efforts to check crime, the Delta State Police Command shall within the week commence clamp-down on owners and users of tinted glass vehicles in the state.
In a statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Charles Muka, the usage of such vehicles is an offence under the motor vehicles, Decree number 6 of 1991, laws of the federation that prohibits vehicles with tinted glasses, shaded, coloured lightly of thickly and treated in any other way.
He said the decision to enforce the law became necessary as objects or persons in such vehicles are rendered obscured and invisible to security checks.
Muka in the statement asked anybody with such a car to remove the tint on the glasses or face the wrath of the command, adding however that those with factory tinted glasses are allowed usage but must seek approval from the Inspector-General.
The Command spokesman equally used the opportunity to warn against the indiscriminate use of sirens by unauthorized persons, covering of number plates and the use of vehicles and motorcycles without plate numbers.
The Command, therefore, warned that the law is no respecter of anybody as persons caught with such vehicles will be prosecuted within the ambit of the law.
He called on members of the public to cooperate with the police in their bid to fight and prevent crime in the state.