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4 arrested over fake number plate

The Zamfara State Task Force on security has arrested four suspects over fake motorcycle plate numbers and particulars.

The Committee Chairman Abubakar Mohammed Dauran who disclosed this to journalists said the suspects were arrested based on intelligence.

He gave the name of the dealer as Ibrahim Rututu, saying that over 30 fake motorcycle plate numbers and fake documents were recovered from him in the operation.

According to him, during interrogation, the dealer confessed that he used to buy the fake plate numbers and fake particulars from Kaduna State in large numbers.

Speaking further, the chairman said some suspects who bought some of the motorcycle plate numbers and fake particulars were arrested, adding that, the suspects led the Taskforce to the dealer where he was apprehended.

Committee Chairman Abubakar Mohammed Dauran while parading the suspects in Gusau, Zamfara state capital. Photo: Sani Haruna

According to the chairman, all the suspects made confessional statements, saying that they would be handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further interrogation.

When interviewed, the dealer of the fake motorcycle plate numbers Ibrahim Rututu, said he was selling the motorcycle plate numbers and documents between N1500 to N2500 each.

According to him, he supplied about thirty plates numbers and sold them in Zamfara State, to his clients.

In another development, the Taskforce has paraded one Uzairu Isah with a Boxer motorcycle, with a full tank of petrol suspected to be for bandits operating in the State.

The Chairman of the task force, Abubakar Mohammed Dauran, further express worry on how some suspects were not being prosecuted and called on people of the state to intensify prayers for peace and stability to prevail in the state and the country in general.

Reporting by Sani Haruna; editing by Abdullahi Lamino