Nigerian car theft database imminent

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, on Thursday said the police had designed new measures to combat car theft in the country. Onovo, who spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, said the police would soon open a web portal, which would fast-track the investigation of such cases. He said, “The e-solution to vehicle theft, which will become operational soon, will enable the police to have a comprehensive database of stolen vehicles in the country. It will also provide a platform for members of the public to make online reports to the police promptly while they get alerts through their e-mail addresses and mobile phones when a recovery is made. This holds the prospect of reducing the rate of car theft, discouraging fake insurance, putting a stop to multiple registrations and stifling the easy disposal of stolen vehicles by criminals.”

via Olusola Fabiyi at The Punch Online