Oceanicnews reports that operatives of Department of State Services(DSS) and Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) have arrested a syndicate in Kano and Kebbi states who specialize in producing fake plater numbers, including the viral Kano ‘CHIP WHIP’ vehicle number plate issued to a member of Kano state House of Assembly.
Information obtained from Bisi Kazeem, the Public Education Officer of FRSC, he stated that upon sighting the illegal number plate, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi directed the Kano state Sector Commander, Corps Commander Zubairu Mato to team up with security agencies to fish out the syndicates involved in producing fake number plates in the state.
“Consequent upon the directive, DSS Kano State was intimated and immediately swung into action to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.
On Tuesday 12th Nov, 2019 DSS raided the following areas in Kano state; Sabon Gari, Kofar Ruwa, Gidan Boss (Kofar Mazugal) Kofar Wambai (Yan Robobi) and Naibawa Zaria road.
At Sabon Gari, a suspect was arrested and subsequently charged to Court for production of fake number plates. The suspect was apprehended while digging the ground to hide the illegal number plates in his possession to evade arrest,” he concluded.