Anambra command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has charged motorists to get their vehicles properly registered and upload registration documents to the National Vehicle Identification Scheme (NVIS) online platform.
Sector Commander of the Corps in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, made this call while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Awka on Sunday May 5, 2019. He revealed that the FRSC has details of all registered vehicles on its database. He said that touts front as officials to do the registration, and advised motorists to desist from patronizing them as any registration done outside the FRSC is not genuine.
“FRSC has the database of all registered vehicles uploaded in the NVIS platform.
“People should ensure that their vehicle registration are done genuinely at the Board of Inland Revenue office and should not patronize those dealing with fake numbers,”
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According to Kumapayi, the FRSC recently recovered a Toyota RAV4 jeep stolen from the original owner back in 2015, and was registered by unauthorized personnel.
He further stated that one Mrs. Veronica Okeke had gone to change the vehicle’s registration number at the Nnewi Licensing Office when the discrepancy was found out. Officials of the Corps discovered that the same vehicle had been registered to another individual. Verification on the original chassis number showed that the vehicle belonged to one Mr. Chukwuemeka Seth, a resident of Port Harcourt, with a Lagos plate number LND 79 DB. When Seth was contacted, he revealed that the car rightfully belonged to him but had been stolen at Choba Port Harcourt with the original particulars in April 2015.
Subsequently, officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad had to arrest the new vehicle buyer Okeke. Kumapayi stated that the case had been moved to Choba Police Station for further investigation.
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