The public relations officer for the Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, stated on Saturday that it is not unlawful to withhold a vehicle’s engine number from the data you give law enforcement. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Edafe made this known on his X account. He claimed to have discovered that some licensing offices no longer list engine numbers on vehicle specifications and that drivers are not to blame for this absence.
He said he had even gone as far as asking the licensing officers why is the omission, and they said it’s because in some vehicles, the engine numbers are difficult to find, saying these are little omissions that could be overlooked.
Edafe added that the state police command had made it clear to its personnel not to make it an offence if the engine numbers are missing in vehicle particulars, saying motorists should no longer be held responsible because of the matter.
He said: “In recent times, licensing offices have stopped including vehicle engine numbers on vehicle particulars. I have even gone as far as asking the licensing office why it is so, and they said it’s because, in some vehicles, the engine numbers are difficult to find, hence the omission.
“Now how is that the fault of the owner of the vehicle? Please, the omission of vehicle engine numbers on vehicle papers is not an offence. These are small omissions that can be overlooked. Even though the command has made it clear to our personnel, I felt you should know this too.”
Below is the screenshot of the post by Edafe on the issue: CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>