In a bid to reduce car snatching and theft in Ogun State through the proper documentation of vehicles and their owners, the Ogun State Police Command has taken a far-reaching step in collaborating with the Ogun State Government to kick-start the project in the state with a view to eradicate wrong and fraudulent vehicle and motorcycle registration in Ogun State.
At a meeting held in the office of the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police gave reasons for the introduction of CMR and the need for the required collaboration with the state government to reduce car theft in Ogun.
The Ogun State Government was represented by the Director, Road Taxes, Mr. A. Okudero and officials of the Internal Revenue Service, Ministry of Finance, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, while the police had in attendance the Deputy Commissioner of Police Haliru Gwandu, Assistant Commissioner of Police DFA, ACP Isaac Ogbogbo, Second-in-Command, Department of Criminal Investigation, CSP Muideen Adisa, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State, DSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and the new Officer-in-Charge, Central Motor Registry, ASP Bimpe Shodeinde.
The Officer-in-Charge CMR, Bimpe Shodeinde highlighted the missions and objectives of the project as designed by the Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar to tackle crimes and criminality in the country and reasons for such collaboration with the state government.
The representatives of the state government promised to embrace the CMR project which has been seen and perceived as a great measure to tackle the challenges of car theft with a view to reducing the crimes and other social vices in the state and Nigeria at large.
The Commissioner of Police therefore urged members of the public to key into the project and follow due process in registering their vehicles and motorcycles for the interest of all and sundry in order to provide adequate security for lives and property in the state.
He also directed those in charge to be civil and dedicated to duties as he pointed out that incivility or corruption in any form would not be tolerated.
The office of the Central Motor Registry is located at the Area Command Headquarters, Zone 2, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.