The Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Vincent Amejuma Uduaghan has observed that there is need to checkmate vehicles with tinted glasses as well as the abuse of the coverage of vehicle registration plates in the State. 

Mr Uduaghan made the observation after a critical observation of such acts in Asaba.

The Transport Commissioner reiterated that some vehicle owners find it fashionable and trendy by tinting their vehicle glasses, while others cover their vehicle registration plates, “They forgot that the vehicle registration plates are the identity of the vehicle owners that many take for granted.”

He stated that sometime in 2017, some occupants of a vehicle manhandled DESTMA personnel and escaped the scene but with the vehicle registration plate that was photographed, the licensing Authority helped in revealing the owner’s details and arrest was made immediately.

He further added that in the past, the Pointer Newspaper of Friday August 18, 2017 made an announcement to that effect, stating that vehicle with covered registration plates would be checked and enforcement would be carried out in that regard.

Uduaghan disclosed that the call to address the issue of tinted vehicle glasses and coverage of vehicle registration plates was apt, stressing that “So many vices such as kidnapping, gangsterism, cultism as well as robberies, amongst others were perpetrated under such guise of obscurity.”

According to Uduaghan, “The people found in this bracket are some individuals, political appointees as well as their aides, it is of interest to check the act as anybody could be a victim of circumstance in this regard.”

With the trend according to the Commissioner, the effectiveness of our security personnel on road checks is partially distorted thereby giving room for evasiveness as it concerns criminality.

He appealed to well-meaning motorists and car owners that may have the intention of covering their registration plates or already have them covered to remove such covering or have no vehicle registration plates at all to either fix them back as the State Government would enforce the rules and regulations to checkmate the ugly trend.

Uduaghan thanked the State Commissioner of Police and his officers for their commitment as it concerns the security and lives of Deltans as well as the synergy they have with DESTMA.

Editor: Churchill Oyowe

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