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Legislators probe Police biometric motor registration scheme

By The Citizen

The House of Representatives yesterday asked its Joint Committee on Police Affairs, Federal Road Safety Commission, and Justice to investigate the relevance of the Biometric Central Motor Registration (BCRMR) Scheme of the Nigeria Police Force.

A member from Benue State, Mr. Hassan Saleh, who sponsored a motion on the issue, argued that 'while Nigerians are grappling with how to come to terms with the high cost of obtaining the new Driver's Licence and renew their old number plates with cost on the high side, the Nigerian Police pretends to be unaware that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) is presently collating biometrics details of all motorists in the country.'

The police introduced the BCRMR last month, saying that it was a counter-terrorism measure.

The police directed vehicle owners to pay N3, 500 to be captured on the system.