She claimed that she was one of several drivers who had fallen victim to ‘goro boys’; persons involved in the illegal business of issuing fake roadworthy and trade plates to the unsuspecting public.
An official of the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Headquarters, ASP Simon Tenkuu warned the public to take personal responsibility for acquiring genuine licenses, plates and stickers.
WAI also nabbed high profiled staff of the Bank of Ghana, World Bank, SSNIT, lawyers and others in different security uniforms at the East Legon tunnel.
Customized number plates
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority last year announced that it will embark on a new electronic vehicle registration and documentation system targeted at vehicles with special number plates.
The exercise was geared towards eliminating fake customized registration number plates in the country.
The Public Relations Manager at the DVLA, Francis Asamoah Tuffuor told Citi News that many customized number plates found on some vehicles are not captured in their database as they are fake and not issued by DVLA officials.
He called on drivers with such number plates to contact the DVLA with their documents to have their number plates correctly done.