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FRSC to rid Anambra of fake number plates

17 April 2015, 21:30

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.

Also read: FRSC appeals for additional patrol vehicles from Anambra govt

"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 plate numbers. 


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