Man, 40, jailed 6 months over fake number plates

An Ogun State Magistrate Court
sitting in Sagamu, yesterday, sentenced one
Raifu Olatiloye, 40, to six months imprisonment
without an option of fine for producing and
possessing 20 fake number plates.
The accused was said to have been arrested by
law enforcement arm of the state Internal
Revenue Service, IRS, last August in Sagamu
after a motorcycle rider who claimed to have
bought a fake number plates from him was
arrested.
The accused was charged to court by operatives
of IRS for being in possession of 20 different
number plates which he manufactured illegally,
the offence the operatives said contravened
sections 465 and 467 of the State Criminal Code law 2006.
Delivering her judgment, Magistrate Victoria
Williams said she found Olatiloye guilty of the
charge and subsequently sentenced him to six
months imprisonment without an option of fine,
having pleaded guilty to the two-count charge.
Reacting to the judgment, Chairman of the state
Internal Revenue Service, Babajide Odubanjo,
described it as a welcome development and a
plus for his advocacy against forgery and faking
of revenue documents and number plates.

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