Police Urge FCT Residents To Install Car Trackers, Give Tips

Nigeria Police

Disturbed by rise in cases of theft of motor vehicles within FCT, especially the ones that are easily removed from where they are parked, the FCT Police Command says it is poised to take necessary action to stem the tide of the menace.

Consequently, the Command says it will embark on vigorous stop and search along the highways, advising members of the public to always have proof of ownership of their cars in their possession to avoid police embarrassment.

A statement by FCT Police PRO, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, also gives the following tips to safeguard people’s vehicles of from being stolen easily:

i.            Car owners should install trackers, alarm and other anti-theft devices in their cars

ii.            Car owners should lock their cars with either pedal or steering lock.

iii.            Cars should be parked at well-lit area, especially at night.

iv.            Keep your vehicle locked at all times, even while driving.

v.            When parked, keys should not be left in the car. All the windows and sunroof should be closed.

vi.            Valuables such as brief cases, hand bags, etc should not be kept in public view.

vii.            Do not leave your original particulars in your car

viii.            Car owners should learn to memorise their vehicle numbers, colour any other vital detail that will aid in identification.

ix.            Car owners should not park their cars in a position which the car can be easily moved.

x.            Drivers should endeavour to leave their glass wind up and apply central door lock, especially when driving in areas poorly lit.

xi.            Do not stop to offer lift to strangers, especially at isolated places

xii.           Commercial drivers should be vigilant when carrying passengers at night.

xiii.            As a driver when you are not comfortable with your passenger drive to the nearest police stop and search point and lodge your complaint.

xiv.           Motorcycle operators should be vigilant and avoid isolated areas at night.

FCT residents are advised to cooperate with the police by adhering to the above mentioned tips.

In case of distress, the Command control Room can be reached through the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.

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