Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Decree
No 6 of 1991
Laws of the Federation of Nigeria
8th February 1991
The Federal Military Government hereby decrees as follows:
1.(1) Except with the permission of the appropriate authority designated for the purposes of this Decree and for such good cause as may be determined from time to time by the appropriate authority, no person shall cause any glass fitted on a motor vehicle to be-
(a) tinted ; or
(b) shaded ; or
(c) coloured lightly or thickly
(d) darkened ; or
(e) treated in any other way,
so that the persons or objects in the motor vehicle are rendered obscure or invisible.
(2)In this section, "good cause" means health or security reasons.
2.(l) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any law, rule of law, enactment or the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979, as amended, any person who without the permission of the appropriate authority-
(a)causes any glass fitted on a motor vehicle to be treated in any manner specified in section 1(1) of this Decree
(b)does or omits to do any act for the purpose of enabling or aiding another person to tint, shade, colour, darken, or treat in any other way any glass fitted on a motor vehicle in any manner specified in section 1(1) of this Decree
(c)aids another person in tinting, shading, colouring, darkening or treating in any other way any glass fitted on a motor vehicle in any manner specified in section 1(1) of this Decree ; or
(d)counsels or procures any other person to tint, shade, colour, darken or treat in any other way, any glass fitted on a motor vehicle, commits an offence under this Decree and shall be punished in the manner set out in this Decree.
(2)Any person who commits an offence under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section may himself be charged with tinting, shading, colouring, darkening or treating in any other way the glass fitted on the motor vehicle or with counselling or procuring the tinting, shading, colouring, darkening or treating in any other way the glass fitted on the motor vehicle.
(3)In this Decree -
(a)reference to the "appropriate authority" means reference to the Inspector-General of Police or any person or authority authorised by him to give such permission as is contemplated in subsection (1) of section 1 of this Decree
(b)reference to "permission" includes registration.
3. It shall be the duty of the buyer, donee or importer of a motor vehicle with tinted, shaded, coloured, darkened or treated glass to change all the glass within a period of 14 days from the date of arrival in Nigeria or date of purchase (which ever is applicable in each circumstance).
4.(1) Any person who commits an offence under this Decree shall on conviction be liable to a fine of N2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(2)Where an offence under this Decree has been committed by a body corporate, every person who at the time of the commission of the offence was a proprietor, director, general manager, secretary or other similar officer servant or agent of the body corporate (or a person purporting to act in any such capacity) as well as the body Corporate shall be guilty of the offence and may be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
5. The Federal High Court shall have jurisdiction to try offenders under this Decree.
6. This Decree may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Decree 1991.
Made at Lagos this 8th day of February 1991.
General I. B. Babangida,
President, Commander-in-Chiefof the Armed Forces
Federal Republic of Nigeria