The Driver And Vehicular Licensing Authority has issued a statement following controversies surrounding the registration number of a Black Range Rover allegedly presented to TV broadcaster Nana Aba Anamoah as a gift on her birthday.
According to the authority, a check through its systems indicates the Black Range Rover was not registered, unlike the white Nissan Rogue SUV which has been registered and assigned with the registration number GR 2050-20 in consonance with the Road Traffic regulation.
It has, therefore “commenced an investigation into the circumstance that led to the violation of the road traffic law in this case”
The Authority, however, asked the owner of the “Range Rover SUV, to visit any of our offices to regularise the process for a genuine registration number plate.”
Social media got talking after a tweep called Serwaa Amihere and Nana Aba Anamoah out for living fake lives when videos of Black Range Rover was presented to the latter as a birthday gift.
— Serwaa Amihere (@Serwaa_Amihere) June 19, 2020
Read the full details of the press statement below.
The attention of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has been drawn to a photograph on social media of two motor vehicles bearing the same registration number plate marked, GR 2050-20, affixed on a white Nissan Rogue Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Black Range Rover SUV.
The Licensing Authority can confirm. that the white Nissan Rogue SUV has been registered and assigned with the registration number in consonance with the Road Traffic regulation. However, checks in the system indicate that the Black Range Rover is not registered.
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 Licensing Authority commits an offence and is liable for a summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or to both.
We have consequently commenced an investigation into the circumstance that led to the violation of the road traffic law in this case. The Authority would not hesitate in its efforts to bring the perpetrators to face the full rigours of the law as these infractions have security and safety implications to road users.
We, however, urge the owner of the Range Rover SUV, to visit any of our offices to regularise the process for genuine registration number plate.
As a regulatory authority tasked with the responsibility to provide a regulated framework for an enhanced and effective administration of drivers and vehicles, we remain focused to ensure best practices for licensing drivers and vehicles to promote road safety.
The general public is hereby advised to contact any DVLA offices across the country to assess any of its services and not transact business with unauthorised persons.”