Police To Arrest Owners Of Vehicles With Tinted Glasses

car-windows-tintedThe use of tinted vehicles has been described as unlawful and henceforth, such vehicles and their owners will be arrested and prosecuted in line with extant laws.

This directive was issued by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar to all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police in a statement signed by Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, on Thursday in Abuja.

“Police Officers nationwide have been directed to commence a massive operation aimed at enforcing all existing laws bordering on tinted glasses and the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles,” it said.

The statement quoted the IG as describing as alarming and unlawful the use of such vehicles by some motorists across the country.

It also noted with “grave” concern the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles by some motorists on the highways in spite of repeated warnings from police authority.

“This unbecoming attitude has the capacity not only to heighten criminal activities but to place unnecessary pressure on security agencies and law abiding citizens,” it said.

The statement noted that their indiscriminate use posed danger as security reports indicated that “criminal elements including suspected terrorists” hide behind them to execute their nefarious activities.

“The IG wishes to remind Nigerians from all walks of life, including politicians, military and security personnel that the ban on unlawful and indiscriminate use of tinted glasses and legislation forbidding the plying of unregistered vehicles are still in force. He wishes to clearly state that the Nigeria Police will no longer tolerate few misguided Nigerians who abuse the use of tinted glasses and unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. Similarly, owners of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles are advised to immediately register them and obtain appropriate licences or withdraw them forthwith from public roads,” the statement noted.

The statement said that the habit complicated the challenge of effectively policing the country and endangered the lives and property of law abiding citizens.


  1. Including all government officials and politiciians, Boko Haram don’t use tinted windows, and if it is for road safety reason,” i beg, tell una ogas to first fix the roads before this nonsense”.

    Nigeria, when are we going to get our priorities right?

  2. its a shame no media house or journalist have taken this issue up. to invite the Police PRO to come and clear the air on this Tinted glass issue,issue of factory fitted glass,Tint permits.lets have an interactive section with the Police.this will bring clearity to the issue and will prevent some policemen form taken undue advantage in what seem to be a confusing statement issues by the IG