A 31-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly producing fake road worthy stickers and selling them to the public.
The suspect, Matthew Sackey Nii Gyan, a student at IPMC in Accra, who is believed to have supplied the fake Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) stickers, was arrested after he had been identified by one of his victims.
Gyan is alleged to have posed as an agent of the DVLA.
Briefing journalists in Accra, the Airport District Police Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Felix Anyidoho, said Gyan was arrested in the early hours of August 12, 2014.
Source of sticker
He said a woman (name withheld), had gone to the DVLA office near the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, to renew her road worthy certificate where it was realised that the old DVLA sticker she had was fake.
Mr Anyidoho said officials at the DVLA office, after examining the old sticker, realised that some security features in the original sticker were missing.
‘The woman was, therefore, questioned by DVLA officials in their bid to find out the source of the sticker and she claimed she had procured it from a man who claimed to be an agent of the DVLA,’ he said.
According to the crime officer, the woman confessed that she had sought Gyan’s services to help her obtain a new DVLA sticker when the old one expired.
However, when that sticker reached its expiry date, she went to the DVLA office personally to get a new one.
The DVLA road worthy sticker is renewed every year.
Arrest of Gyan
With the woman’s assistance, Gyan was arrested.
When he was searched, a number of DVLA stickers and passport pictures were found on him.
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