IGP orders evacuation of impounded vehicles, exhibits from police stations nationwide

Written by on March 9, 2022

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the immediate evacuation of all impounded, accidents and unregistered exhibit vehicles from Police Stations nationwide.

The order is predicated on the incessant embarrassing and unprofessional manner in which these vehicles are stacked within police facilities causing nuisance and disgusting sight at Police Stations.

A statement by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer said, “The IGP frowns at the practice of stockpiling vehicles recovered from crime scenes or vehicles which their ownership is being contested or in doubt, in police premises with stringent requirements and cumbersome processes for the rightful owners to reclaim them.

He stressed that such an act would no longer be tolerated as it is tantamount to gross abuse of administrative and judicial processes.

“The IGP further emphasizes that heads of police stations and formations should embark on due process to carry out the needful evaluation and release such vehicles in these categories, on bond, to their owners. “The Inspector-General of Police equally urges all concerned members of the public to approach various Police stations/formations for the recovery and claims of their vehicles, with valid proof of ownership and proper means of identification.”

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