Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has established a portal for Nigerians to report incidences of stolen vehicles as a preventative strategy to combat vehicle theft.
The IGP successfully finished and commissioned the Central Motor Registry (CMR), which is located at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, according to Force Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
The platform launch, according to him, was a result of the IGP’s “strive to provide 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.”
Adejobi stated that there are 37 information centers spread across the nation, including one in the Federal Capital Territory, and that the CMR has two command centers, one each in Abuja