Police urge Edo motorists to key into Central Motor Registry portal
SP Chidi Nwabuzor, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Edo
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Jethro Ibileke
Edo Police Command has urged all motorists in the State to enroll their vehicles under the revived and digitalised Police Digitalised Central Motor Registry (CMR) Portal.
The Command in a statement by its spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, noted that the CMR which is approved by the Federal Government Of Nigeria, is aimed at combating motor/vehicle related crimes, such as car theft, car snatching, kidnapping, carjacking, hit-and-run incidents, one chance phenomenon, etc.
According to the statement, “The NPF understands that these crimes have been a significant challenge across the nation, often involved in the use of unregistered vehicles and tinted glasses.
“To tackle this crime effectively, the NPF has expanded the coverage of the CMR to include various types of vehicles, such as, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), Saloon Cars, Trucks, Buses, Tricycles, Motorcycles, etc.”
The statement added: “By enrolling your vehicle in the newly digitalized Central Motor Registry, you will gain access to a range of benefits. This initiative is designed to enhance public safety and reduce the prevalence of vehicle-related crimes in our state. Some of the advantages you can expect from this digitalization effort include:
“Enhanced Security: By registering your vehicle, you contribute to the creation of a comprehensive database that enables law enforcement agencies to track and identify vehicles involved in criminal activities promptly. This proactive approach will deter criminals and significantly reduce the incidence of car theft, snatching, and related offences.
“Effective Investigation: The digitalized Central Motor Registry will provide law enforcement authorities with quick and efficient access to vital information about registered vehicles. This will facilitate investigations into crimes committed using vehicles, enabling the police to apprehend offenders and bring them to justice swiftly.
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“Timely Recovery of Stolen Vehicles: In the unfortunate event that your vehicle is stolen, the Central Motor Registry will serve as a valuable resource for recovery efforts. By promptly reporting the theft and providing accurate vehicle details during the registration process, you increase the chances of your vehicle being located and returned to you.
“Improved Road Safety: The CMR digitalization initiative also aims to address safety concerns on our roads. By encouraging the registration of vehicles, including motorcycles and tricycles, the police can enforce traffic regulations more effectively and ensure that only roadworthy and properly licensed vehicles are allowed on our streets.
“In addition to vehicle registration, the Central Motor Registry portal offers various accessible services, such as requesting tinted permits, thereby providing a convenient platform for addressing your vehicle-related needs.”
The Command therefore urged all residents to take advantage of this significant development by enrolling their vehicles in the CMR portal.
It added that willing participation of motorists will play a crucial role in creating a safer and more secure environment for all, and that vehicle’s registration today can make a difference in preventing crimes and protecting lives.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Dankwara, has enjoined the good people of the State and the general public to partner with the Command in its efforts in policing the State to make it a peaceful, safer, and secure.
This is even as he warned officers and men especially the police operatives to be more tactical and professional in discharging their duties.
He further warned that any officer with adverse report will be visited with stringent punishment accordingly.