Three suspects have been paraded for alleged mass production and distribution of special fake number plates like those of the Presidency and diplomatic missions.
The fake number plate makers were apprehended in Ikorodu, Lagos State, by the special tactical squad (STS) detectives. During the raid, 80 units of such fake number plates were recovered according to Force Frank Mba.
Mba said investigations had shown that the syndicate was being patronised by people of shady characters.
“These shady characters get those specialised number Plates and fix them on their vehicles to beat security checks and to enjoy unmerited privileges in the society,” Mba added.
He added that the police were in possession of the full list of persons with such fake number plates.
The police also paraded two men: Joe Michael and Iliya Bulus as owners of an AK-47 fabrication site in Jos, Plateau state.
Mba described the Jos- fabricated Ak-47 as a masterpiece that would require extra knowledge of an expert to differentiate it from the ones made in Europe.
He said during the raid on the factory, 20 pieces of the gun were recovered by the operatives, who for a long time, were on the trail of the suspects.
The spokeperson said: “If you look at these weapons locally-fabricated by the suspects, there is no difference from others imported. Unless you are trained, you will not be able to spot the difference. They use the same magazines.