The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has launched a portal where Nigerians can report car theft incidents.
This was disclosed on Thursday in a press release signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
According to the statement, Nigerians may recover their vehicles stolen in 2018 if the vehicle details are inputted on the online platform.
The launch of the portal according to Adejobi is in line with the IGP’s quest to ensure a digital environment for policing the country for robust and more proactive measures in crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution.
The statement reads in part, “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.
“The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.
“The digitalization of the CMR is complete with 2 Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, 37 CMR Information Centres across the Country and in the Federal Capital Territory, 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.
“The Inspector-General of Police has therefore admonished Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform at https://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng to upload their vehicle information on the website with effect from today 7th December, 2022, as a security step for preventing it from being stolen and re-registered.”