Kumasi: Taxi drivers arrested for using tinted vehicles

Tuesday 8th April , 2014 1:58 pm

Taxi-drivers1About 60 taxi drivers have been arrested by the Ashanti regional Motor and Transport and Traffic Unit(MTTU) for tinting the glass of their vehicles.

The MTTU commander Chief inspector, Peter Gyimah said intelligence gathered showed that these vehicles were mostly used for criminal activities.

He said the arrests were made after taxi drivers and car owners were given a week’s notice to remove the dark material on their glasses.

“We have realized that the armed robbers are now using these taxi cabs for their activities especially in the night. They hire these vehicles and put in their ammunition and tools and carry out their activities,” he said

“These taxes has also become a tool of snatching and they hide inside and do whatever they want to do so we have decided to hand over the keys to the drivers and ask them to take off the tinted fibres,”he added.

He further stated that anyone found driving a vehicle with a tinted glass will be arrested and prosecuted.

“We would entreat that nobody should drive a taxi cab with these tinted glasses and if they continue doing it we have the LI and we will arrest and prosecute them.”

By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana