The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the immediate release of all accidented, impounded and unregistered vehicles at police stations to the owners.
This was disclosed in a press release on Tuesday, signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer.
He said the development was taken as part of efforts to make the police stations more presentable.
IGP directed the various heads of police stations to follow a strict process to ensure the vehicles are return to the right owners.
“The IGP further emphasises 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 IGP reiterates that the directive is part of efforts being put in place by his administration to ensure a conducive working environment for its personnel in order to set in motion such required strategies to combat crime and criminality in the country,” he said.
The IGP further assures that decongesting the police stations and facilities nationwide would be of great operational advantage to the force in effectively dispensing its policing responsibilities and giving succour to the owners of such exhibit vehicles.
The police boss also enjoined concerned members to approach police stations with valid proof of ownership and proper means of identification to enable them recovery and claims of their vehicles.