Awka - The Federal Road Safety
Commission (FRSC) on Friday said it would clampdown on motorists using fake
number plates in Anambra.
The commission’s Coordinator of Special Marshals and
Partnership in the state, Mr Ben Osaka, disclosed this after a tour of the
commission’s Regional Plates Plant in Awka.
"Henceforth, we will clampdown on motorists with fake
number plates and follow them to the places where they got the plates in order
to break the syndicate,’’Osaka said.
He urged motorists to exercise patience and go through the
State Board of Internal Revenue to obtain genuine vehicle number plates.
"We have been enlightened by this tour and we will go out
to get things done rightly; we have to educate the entire motorists in the
state on how and where to get the right number plates.
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"By next week; we will begin road education and clampdown
in Nnewi, which we have identified as a black spot.
"It will just take one or two years, the story will be
different in this state," the coordinator said.
Earlier, Head of Department, FRSC Special Marshals and
Partnership, Mr Gabriel Akinola, said that the command had already engaged the
services of sister security agencies to track number plates racketeers.
Akinola said that some of the racketeers had been
caught and charged to court.
"We have been apprehending them, but the new move would
make us combine enforcement with education especially for the unsuspecting
members of the public, who patronise these touts, to know how to get the
genuine number plates.
Akinola said that the Special Marshals and Regular
Marshals would monitor the roads and educate the people against the use of fake