The Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has denied being the owner of a white Toyota Landcruiser cross-country vehicle with a customized registration number ‘HAMID 1 18’.
Images of the said vehicles are circulating on social media with sections trying to associate it with the Minister who has stated the vehicle is not his.
In a statement responding to claims by some political opponents, he disclosed that the said vehicle has been declared wanted by the police as the number according to checks from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority ( DVLA ) reveals that the vehicle registration number does not exist in their system.
He is, therefore, calling on the public to report to the nearest police station the said vehicle if it is spotted anywhere.
“That any person who sees the said vehicle should report same to the nearest police station since the registration is fake which is criminal”
Read full text of his statement below;
HAMID 1 18? NOT MY CAR
17th January 2018
My attention has been drawn to a picture of a white 4×4 wheel vehicle with registration number ‘HAMID 1 18’ being circulated on social media purporting to be my vehicle.
I wish to state the following:
That I do not own the said vehicle.
That I have never owned or used a white 4×4 wheel vehicle.
That anyone who knows me well, will know that I will never customize a vehicle registration number either in my name or otherwise.
That checks done at the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) reveals that the said vehicle registration number does not exist in their system.
That any person who sees the said vehicle should report same to the nearest police station since the registration is fake which is criminal.
Minister for Information and Presidential Spokesperson
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