The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has launched a platform for Nigerians to report cases of stolen vehicles, as a precautionary measure to tackle vehicle theft in the country.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Adejobi said the digitalized platform – Central Motor Registry (CMR) – successfully completed and commissioned by the IGP is situated at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
With the platform, members of the public can report vehicles stolen from as far back as 1st January, 2018, according to Adejobi.
He said the platform launch followed the “IGP’s quest to ensure a digital environment for policing the country for robust and more proactive measures in crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution.”
“The newly digitalized Central Motor Registry Command Centre will make it possible for members of the public to report vehicles stolen from as far back as 1st January, 2018, and yet-to-be-recovered to input the vehicle details on the online platform to serve as a reliable data point for the possible recovery of the vehicle,” he stated.
“The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.”
He also asked Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform at https://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng to upload their vehicle information on the website with effect from today 7th December, 2022, as a security step for preventing it from being stolen and re-registered.
Adejobi said the CMR have two Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, with 37 Information Centres located across the Country including the FCT, with 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.
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