June 25, 2024

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Road Safety bureau seizes with multiple national number plates

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced it arrested a vehicle owner using both Nigerian and foreign number plates on the same vehicle.

Corps public education officer ACM Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that the arrest is in line with the on-going nationwide clampdown on unstable, unregistered and improperly registered vehicles.

FRSC Corps Marshal Dauda Biu only recently inaugurated the special operation, directing that such drivers and vehicles be apprehended forthwith

Kazeem says that the operation followed public outcry about the security risks posed by noticeable violation of road traffic regulations by some motorists, including those using foreign and Nigerian number plates on the same vehicle.

He says that FRSC patrol team arrested one of the perpetrators, who is using two number plates, BBJ 746 AA, and CV51UMC, on his Volkswagen Golf 3 car.

“The perpetrator was arrested within Idu operational area of the corps in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, following adequate intelligence gathered by the tactical team.

“There is a viral video also of another driver. The search for the vehicle in the viral video is still ongoing, but the just arrested Volkswagen and the driver have been handed over to Life Camp Divisional Police Command, FCT.

“This is for further questioning and possible prosecution, after the conclusion of preliminary investigation by the Corps Intelligence Unit,” he said.

He said that FRSC tactical teams have been strategically deployed to impound unstable, unregistered and improperly registered vehicles, and prosecute the owners. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)