The police has arrested 28 fake Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) certificate and sticker dealers in an operation mounted in Accra and Tema around the authority’s premises.
“Among the 28 are seven females and 21 males, whose ages range from 21 to 31 years. Items ranging from printers, photocopy machines, trimming machines, computers, DVLA roadworthiness certificates and stickers, mobile phones and other office equipment were retrieved,” a statement signed by the director of public affairs for the police administration, SP Cephas Arthur said.
According to the police the suspects, who operated from containers, are suspected to also be behind the recent proliferation of fake DVLA roadworthiness stickers in use of late.
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The statement further noted that suspects have been cautioned and granted bail, pending further investigation, and necessary action.
“It must be noted that the activities of these criminals are causing the State to lose revenue, and also resulting in fatalities of our roads as some defective vehicles are unduly cleared,” the statement added.
The police has also advised motorists to go to only DVLA private test garages for the testing of their vehicles and certification.