The Federal Road Safety Corps and the Department of State Services have tracked down the producers of the viral “Chip Whip” fake number plate.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had ordered an investigation into the particular plate number in Kano.
The number plate had the inscription of “Chip Whip” and was purportedly for a member of the Kano state House of Assembly. The photo of the number plate went viral across all social media platforms.
Kazeem said that both agencies have apprehended some syndicates in Kano and Kebbi States in connection with the production of illegal number plates including the fake Kano ‘Chip Whip’ number plate.
“Upon sighting the illegal number plate, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi immediately directed the Kano state Sector Commander, Mr Zubairu Mato, to collaborate 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,” he said.