DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 253) “DO CARS WITH FACTORY FITTED TINTED GLASSES NEED PERMIT FROM POLICE”.
DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
“DO CARS WITH FACTORY FITTED TINTED GLASSES NEED PERMIT FROM POLICE”.
It is a crime to own or use or drive a vehicle with tinted glass without a permit in any part of Nigeria. This applies to everyone; including politicians, celebrities, thugs and security officers. Tinted glass must not be dark, so it includes shaded glass, coloured glass and even glass covered with advertisement. A glass is tinted so far as persons or objects in the vehicle are not visible.
Permit for tinted glass is issued only on 2 grounds/reasons; Security or Health. It does not matter that your vehicle was manufactured and imported with tinted glass or that you bought it in Nigeria from someone that has a permit for tinted glass.
Permit for tinted glass is not issued to Vehicles rather to individuals and as such are personal and not transferable. Legally speaking nobody should ever be issued a permit for tinted glass just because his car came with factory fitted tinted glasses. The law expects you not to bring into Nigeria or buy a vehicle with tinted glass if you have no security or medical challenge.
Owning or using a vehicle with tinted glass but without a permit is an offence punishable with imprisonment for not more than 6 months and or fine of #2,000.00.
My authorities are sections 1, 2, 4 and 6 of the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Act, 1991.
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Onyekachi Umah is a private Legal Practitioner with amazing experience in business law, intellectual property, transaction and regulation advisory, corporate, commercial, investment law and energy law as well as litigation and arbitration arising from them. He is a Legal Awareness Expert and also a Certified Arbitrator both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Certified Conflict Management Practitioner and Negotiator. He is a member of prestigious “Young ICSID” of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington DC. Among other, he has a certificate in Law of Contract from a program of Harvard University, a certificate in International Environmental Negotiation from United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Geneva and recently, a certificate in Conflict Management from United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. He also holds a master of laws degree from University of Jos and he is a doctoral student at the faculty of law, Nassarawa State University.
Onyekachi is the managing partner of a leading law firm; Bezaleel Chambers International. He is the founder and President of a free law awareness platform known as www.LearnNigerianLaws.com that promotes awareness and understanding of rights and laws of Nigeria (#SabiLaw) and offers free daily law tips (#DailyLawTips). Understanding the challenges of Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria, he dedicates his daily law tips every Mondays to promoting Criminal Justice (#CriminalJusticeMonday). Recently, he started a new series on Election Laws tagged (#SabiElectionLaws) to increase legal awareness on elections laws, policies and regulations in Nigeria. He is the convener of the Sabi Law Lecture Series (#SabiLawLectureSeries), travelling around Nigeria delivering free law awareness lectures. He also organises and sponsors a quarterly competition, titled "Sabi Law Video Challenge" (#SabiLawVideoChallenge) where Nigerians win money (over $130.00 per winner) for making videos of themselves talking on any law or right as a way to promote law awareness and have fun. To further promote legal awareness among Nigerians across the world, he started a law awareness show titled "Sabi Law With Onyekachi Umah, Esq" (#SabiLawWithOnyekachiUmahEsq) showing on social media platforms via @LearnNigerianLaws.
Mr. Umah has written over Three Hundred (300) free to access articles and materials on law with a desire to enlighten the public. He is also on the board of companies and non government organisations. Among others, he is serving as a member of the Advisory Committee for Law Clinics Partnership for Reforming Pre-trial Detention in Kuje Prison Project funded by the United States Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. He is member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Metro (RCAM), District 9125. He has been featured as the Legal Personality of the Week by This Day Newspaper (a leading national newspaper) on its September 11, 2018 edition and was featured on the NigeriaLawyer.com as the Legal Personality of the Week on November 14, 2018. He has won several honours and awards for his innovative legal practise across the world.
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