By Henshaw NYONG, Uyo.
Inhabitants of Akwa Ibom no matter how well placed in the
society, have been reminded that the ban on unlawful and
indiscriminate use of tinted glasses and laws forbidding the
plying of unregistered vehicles on the road, are still very much in
The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Cordelia Nwawe, dropped the hint yesterday in her office while interacting with newsmen.
The State Police image maker opined that indiscriminate use of
tinted windows and windshields poses a danger as criminal
elements, including suspected hoodlums, kidnappers and child
traffickers hide behind them to commit their nefarious
On a case of cars with “factory-fitted” tinted windows, the State
Police spokesperson observed that it is only the Inspector
General of Police or persons duly authorized by the IGP that can
issue a tinted glass permit adding that such permit can only be
issued on health or security grounds.
“Anybody wherever you are so long as you are a citizen of this
country, the police advise that you get your permit for factory-
fitted tinted glasses or you remove them”, said the Police
ASP Nwawe also used the occasion to thank and appreciate Akwa Ibom people for their support in fighting crime and criminality as well as their willingness in passing vital information to the Force in the State, submitting that such camaraderie has made the Police better.