Police goes after motorists with unauthorized tinted glasses in Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command vowed to continue with the arrest and prosecution of individuals caught using unauthorized tinted glasses by motorists in the State.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah on behalf of command’s Commissioner, CP Sanusi Buba and made available to newsmen including Katsina Post.
Below is the statement:
The Katsina state Police Command has recently observed with dismay the proliferation of unauthorized use of tinted glasses by motorists in the state. On this note, the Command wishes to remind the general public on the provisions of Motor Vehicles – Prohibition of Tinted Glass Act (1991), which ban the use of unauthorized use of tinted glasses in motor vehicles.
2. The Law made it categorically clear that no person shall cause any glass fitted on to a vehicle to be tinted, shaded, coloured lightly or thickly, darkened or treated in any way so as to obscure or render a person or any object inside a vehicle to be invisible without lawful authority. It is also an offence to aid, counsel, or procure the commission of the offence.
3. Members of the public are to note that only motor vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses are lawfully authorized to apply for tinted permit and such applications must be based on either security or medical grounds.
4. To apply for tinted glass permit, you can log on to www.npf.gpv.org and click on tinted permit link or you can personally come with relevant documents to Police Command Headquarter Katsina to apply for the permit. Application for tinted permit is free of charge, not renewable and not transferrable.
4. The Command will arrest and prosecute in the court of law any person caught violating this order after this warning.