About the RekovaMe System
RekovaMe is the Nigeria’s only Online Stolen Property Database and Lost & Found Database in one. It’s free to both search and report on the Lost/Stolen Property Database. If you are found in possession of a Stolen Property, it will be confiscated by the police leaving you with no compensation, and you may even face criminal charges for possession of stolen property! This is why it is so important to research a pre-owned item before purchasing it.
To search for a Stolen Property, enter the Make, Model, Serial Number or VIN in the search bar on the web application (http://www.rekovame.com). The Stolen/Lost Property search results are returned instantly. If you have information on a Stolen/Lost Property that has been reported, click the “Submit a Tip” button to submit a tip. You do have the choice to remain anonymous when submitting a tip. This will create good reputation for you and possibly even a reward!
By reporting a Stolen/Lost Property online, you greatly increase your chance of recovery, long into the future.
RekovaMe can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, and exclusive to RekovaMe all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable by the Police national property database the PoliceDB.
This online checking service is used thousands of times each day by Nigerian Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property.
As a direct result of RekovaMe there are hundreds of cases a week where property is returned or information collected that assists the Police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods.
RekovaMe is also the only ownership registration service supported by all Nigeria Police forces, the Greater Nigerian Authority, and the Mobile Phone Industry.
The RekovaMe system was setup in 2016 and has had the support of the Police, mobile phone industry and central government since it’s inception. With the support of these and numerous other organisations the RekovaMe service has grown to hold details of over 28 million items of property.
How is RekovaMe so popular? I’d not heard of it until now!
Although RekovaMe has been in operation for over 1 year, the free nature of the service means advertising budgets are all but nonexistent.
However the ongoing support of Police and councils who hold marking/registration events, plus the efforts of retailers which offer free registration as a benefit at the point of sale, have helped make RekovaMe the largest service of its kind in the world.
Why do the Police support RekovaMe?
For the Police, the free RekovaMe property registration service is a very powerful tool in the fight against crime. RekovaMe along with many other information sources is linked directly, formed (National Mobile Property Register).RekovaMe allows officers to search the serial numbers of recovered goods or suspected stolen property and then take action accordingly.
The power of RekovaMe system is best demonstrated by way of an example:
A Police patrol indentify an individual acting suspiciously near a carpark often targeted by thieves. They perform a stop and search on the individual and find the suspect to be carrying several mobile phones and MP3 players. They radio through the serial numbers of the devices to their control-room that search the numbers on the RekovaMe.
The results come back instantly; two of the phones were reported as stolen via RekovaMe only a few hours earlier. The suspect is arrested and taken to the station for interview. The possession of the stolen phones gives reasonable grounds for the Police to search the suspect’s home where they find numerous items, which again are checked on the RekovaMe.
The searches reveal several more items that are associated with crimes, one of which was involved a serious assault providing the team investigating the assault with a fresh lead to pursue.
The above example is purely fictitious, but is typical of the way in which registering property on RekovaMe can quickly lead to results for the Police, thus helping to reduce the attractiveness of property crime.
How is RekovaMe funded?
RekovaMe is provided to users free of charge. The property registration service is operated by Recipero, who also operate several other services including Police systems such as the NMPR and the loss reporting system ReportMyLoss.
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