by Rachel Ogbu
Up to about 100 vehicles with tinted glass were seized yesterday by policemen from Ankpa Ward D Police Station in Makurdi, Benue State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Benue State Police Command, Ezeala Daniel, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said they had received orders from the headquarters in line with the Tinted Glass Act, which prohibits unauthorised people from using tainted vehicle glasses.
Even cars belonging to House of Assembly members and their relatives including local government chairmen and other political office holders were all seized too.
Ezeala said the police would investigate the authenticity of those claiming to have official permit before releasing their vehicles back to them.
The Nation reports:
The operation, which caught many car owners unawares, was personally supervised by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Ankpa ward, Mrs. Aritha Ekpete.
In the operation that lasted more than four hours, more than 100 vehicles were impounded and kept at the police station while the owners were threatened with court action.
An official vehicle of a member of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) representing north central states (name withheld) was impounded, but she produced some documents permitting her to use tinted glass. The DPO, however turned down pleas to have the official car, which bore Presidency number plate released.
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