June 17, 2024

IGP launches stolen vehicle report portal to curb car theft

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has launched digitalized Central Motor Registry (CMR) Command Centre at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday December 7, 2022.

According to the statement, the centre is domiciled at the Department of Information and Communication Technology.

It stated that the initiative will 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,” the statement read.

The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.

The digitalization of the CMR is complete with 2 Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, 37 CMR Information Centres across the Country and in the Federal Capital Territory, 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.

The Inspector-General of Police has therefore admonished Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform 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.

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