Elizabeth Akinlade, the new Federal Road Safety Commission’s Sector Commander in Cross River has warned Nigerians against selling their vehicles with number plates.
Mrs Akinlade gave the warning when she visited the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Cross River Council in Calabar.
The sector commander said the warning was to protect unsuspecting members of the public against selling their vehicles to people of questionable character.
She said the original owner of the vehicle will be held responsible if it’s used for a crime after it had been sold.
The sector commander warned that the corps had a data bank of the original owners of all vehicles in the country, adding that when a car is sold a new buyer ought to do change of ownership.
“Don’t sell your vehicle with the plate number because in our data bank, the name of the original owner of the vehicle including his address is stored.
“If the vehicle is used to carryout a crime, with the information in our data bank, the original owner may be arrested even if he knows nothing about the crime but sold the car with the plate number.
“One of our strategic goals is to have a robust data-bank because without data you may not be able to do much,” she said.