The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) says using a fake number plate could land one in jail for 12 months.
This came up after ace journalist Nana Aba posted a video of a Range Rover she got on her birthday, unfortunately, the another picture surfaced where a Nissan Rogue SUV also had the same number plate GR 2050 – 20, as her car.
Reacting to this, the DVLA, in a press statement dated June 23, 2020, said the issue has come to their attention and that Nana Aba could face up to 12 months jail sentence if she attempts to put the car into use without registering it.
“The Authority wishes to remind vehicle owners and the general public that a person shall not drive a motor vehicle or trailer unless it is registered,”
“The Road Traffic Act, 2004, (Act 683) Section 41 (1) states that a person who uses or keeps a motor vehicle or trailer not being an exempt motor vehicle on a road when particulars of the motor vehicle or trailer have not been entered in the register maintained by the Licencing Authority, commits an offence and is liable to summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or to both.”
The statement also said it has launched an investigation into Nana Aba’s car saga, adding that “the Authority will not hesitate in its efforts to bring the perpetrators to face the full rigours of the law.”