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Police arrest 4 suspects over counterfeit number plates

Aug 27, 2020, 11:51 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Police in the Kanifing Municipality have arrested four suspects as investigation into the counterfeit number plates continues, The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspects at the time of gathering the report were detained at the Kairaba Police Station.

Our source further added that they will soon be arraigned in court.

“It has come to the notice of the office of the Inspector General of Police that certain individuals are in the business of forging or imitating the new Aluminium Number Plates thereby causing huge revenue loss to the state,” the police wrote on its Facebook Page, The Police Magazine.

“The general public is hereby reminded that forgery or imitation of the above-mentioned plates is a criminal offence. In fact a few individuals suspected of the illegal act were arrested and are being processed for court.”

“The General Public is further informed that, the IGPs office through its Mobile Traffic Department will conduct an operation to check on vehicles for possible detection of forged or imitated number plates.”

“Vehicles owners with the new Aluminium Number Plates are advised to display the QR Stickers on their vehicles at all times. Those owners of vehicles who were issued with authentic Aluminium Plates minus the QR Stickers are advised to get their stickers from the nearest Comfort Quality Services outlet.”

“Vehicle owners who paid for the old plate and didn't get their number plates should present official receipt issued to them at any Comfort Quality Services outlet to get the new plates without repayment.”

“The Office of the Inspector General of Police strongly warned that individuals found wanting of forging or imitating the new Aluminium Number Plates will be prosecuted according to Law.”

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