Corps Marshal Dauda Biu of the Federal Road Safety Corps says that the new license plates have made it easier for the police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) to track criminals. He said that the process of getting new license plates had given the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) a strong record that other organizations could use.
In a recent conversation with one of the Punchng reporters, Biu said that the new license plates had helped find 383 stolen cars in the past 10 years. He also said that since the new style of license plates came out in 2011, more than 12 million of them have been made.
He stated, “From our data, the total number of number plates produced since inception is 12,018,646. From the data capture, we have recovered 383 stolen vehicles in the last 10 years; from 2013 to 2022.
“Even the police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, and several other agencies rely on our data from the new design of number plates.”
When asked about the number of vehicles currently registered in the country, he said, “The total number of vehicles validly registered into the electronic portal is 6,623,309. The figure is exclusive of state government vehicles.”
He added, “We are working to see how we can pursue their rights. The victims or their families should get compensated. There should be a legal procedure so that the vehicle owners can be held accountable for the injuries and death of passengers. We are working with the Nigerian Bar Association. We worked with some firms before but we want to make it a national affair and that is why we are working with the NBA.”
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