By Onozure Dania
A syndicate that specialised in registering and issuing fake vehicle documents has been arrested by operatives of the Zone 5 of the Nigeria Police in Agbor, Delta State.
The zone’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emeka Iheanacho, in a statement yesterday, said operatives of the zone, on October 26, while acting on credible intelligence report, stormed the syndicate’s hideout in Agbor, Delta State, and arrested one Sunday.
He said: “The suspect was arrested following his involvement in registering and issuance of fake vehicles documents to several stolen vehicles at his private resident in Agbor, Delta State.”
He added that Police operatives, in September, bust some car dealers in Agbor, who specialised in stolen vehicles and impounded eight exotic cars suspected to have been stolen, noting that “the car dealer escaped.
“Operatives visited some motor licensing offices in Benin, Edo State; Agbor, Delta State and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, where the informa-tion about the vehicles appeared to be fake.”
Iheanacho said the information led the operatives to intensify the manhunt of the criminals by adopting technical intelligence, which resulted in the arrest of one Sunday in Agbor, Delta State.
The zone’s spokesman further said that during a search on the residents and premises of the suspected car dealer, the operatives recovered booklets of insurance certificate, belonging to an insurance company.
Other items recovered, he said, were booklets of road worthiness certificate and hackney carriage permit booklets, property of Edo State Ministry of Transport.
He said general motor receipts of various states, stenographic laser type writing machine and forged third party insurance stamp for policy authentication and seal marker for attestation of genuineness of property.