New number plates: Lawyer accuses FRSC of misinformation

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BY INNOCENT ANABA

LAGOS—The lawyer, Mr Emmanuel Ofoegbu, whose suit led to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos judgment, declaring the new number plates being issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, unconstitutional, yesterday, accused the commission of misinforming Nigerians.

Ofoegbu had also in the suit, challenged the threat by the FRSC to start impounding motorists, who have not changed their old number plates to the new ones.

In a statement,  he said the judgment delivered last week by Justice James Tsoho was the “only reliable and authentic account of the judgment,” and appealed to Nigerians to await a certified true copy of the court’s judgment, which will be made available when ready.

“My attention has been drawn to some publications, in some national newspapers, by the FRSC in which the commission purportedly offered some explanations and/or gave the account and/or meaning of the judgment delivered by Justice Tsoho on March 26, 2014, in the case of Emmanuel Ofoegbu V FRSC.

“Since the FRSC is itching to offer explanations to the court’s judgment, it should state who and which law and section of the law that made the purported old number plates invalid and no longer usable in the country?”

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