Birthdays are often graced with gifts from loved ones, family members, friends, etc., to make the event colourful. A similar colourful event created to celebrate the birthday of one of Ghana’s most celebrated female Journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah, has turned out the other way with a gift she received on her birthday, driving her into a lawsuit.
Pictures of a black Range Rover with registration number GR 2050-20 was reported to have been gifted to the ace Journalist on her 42nd birthday. Shortly after the photographs got social media talking, fresh reports hit the waves that the same car registration number had been registered to a white Nissan Rogue SUV.
In the wake of this, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has released a statement to address its position on the matter. Per the statement, the vehicle licensing body has indicated that it has begun investigations into events that led to the two vehicles to bear the same registration number.The Driver and Vehicle License Authority, however, has confirmed through its statement released on the 23rd of June 2020 that the registration number, GR 2050 -20 is duly registered to the White Nissan Rogue SUV.
The statement also emphasized that checks by the vehicle licensing body revealed that the Black Range Rover SUV gifted to the media personality isn’t registered with the DVLA. Following its commencement of an investigation to events leading to the coincidence and violation of the Road Traffic Law, the DVLA has emphasized that “ it 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.”
The vehicle licensing body quoted the Road Traffic Act 2004 (Act 683) Section 41 (1), which 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.”
Also, the DVLA has urged owners of the black Range Rover SUV to visit any of the offices of the body to regularise with the process for a genuine registration plate. The general public is thrown in a state of confusion as to who owns the car registration number, but the statement released by the DVLA confirms the car number is registered to the white Nissan Rogue. Could Nana Aba Anamoah’s car plate number be an error or a mere prank? We will keep you updated on any development in this regard.
The statement released by DVLA is as below: