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5 fake number plate manufacturers in Kebbi nabbed by FRSC

By Chris Odogwu
Publish on November 15, 2019

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Some people's day-job is to produce fake number plates, fueling crime in the nation. The FRSC has arrested some of them. Check out the complete story!

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kebbi State Command has arrested five manufacturers of fake number plates.

This was disclosed by the Sector Commander in Kebbi State, Ebenezer Abayomi Asaniya, in his address to the press during the 2019 World Commemorations of Road Traffic Crash Victims’ Week held in the state capital – Birnin Kebbi.


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Condemning such act, Asaniya stated that the Corps had began investigating the matter, and those found on the wrong side of the law would face the consequences. According to him, a high percentage of the number plates were bearing Lagos state, Ogun state and some states in the South East.

“We are working hard so as to fish out the criminals of this ugly act. They are reducing our revenue. The investigation is on-going as a result of the five people producing fake car number plate.”


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Fake number plate was recently a trending topic after a vehicle with the number plate CHIP WHIP surfaced only. The said car was alleged to belong to the Chief Whip, Kano State House of Assembly, but he later disassociated himself from it. Similarly, the FRSC disowned the number plate, insisting that it did not issue it.

The presence of fake number plates makes it difficult to curb criminal activities executed with vehicles as such vehicles cannot be accounted for.

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Chris Odogwu is a freelance Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising major) from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.