Police raid NTSA offices in double registration, fraud probe
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2The detectives were seeking information on all cases of double registration that have been reported in the country. “This is huge probe which has affected many motorists. It involves tax evasion, fraud and terrorism,” said an officer aware of the probe. The team later drove out of the authority offices with the arrested officials, computers and documents. Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said they are investigating serious cases threatening the safety of the country. Other officials said a team had been set up at the ATPU offices to analyze all cases that have been reported to authorities over double registration. This came days after the police established a car used in ferrying terrorists to the dusitD2 complex incident in Riverside on January 15 was fraudulently registered. The car had similar registration numbers to another one that was in Kitengela. The issue is under probe. NTSA officials have said they will cooperate with the investigations. More cases Last week, police opened investigations on how two different cars bore similar number plates. This was after a motorist who had parked at a city hospital called police saying he had spotted another car with similar registration numbers as his. Collins Okeya said he had on January 25 taken his daughter to the hospital when he noticed another vehicle with similar numbers as those of his. Okeya was driving a Subaru Lagacy car with registration number KBZ 142F and had parked at the MP Shah Hospital when he noticed a Toyota Harrier car, pearl white in colour with same plate. Okeya said he immediately notified the hospital security and the police but stayed at the parking lot to see who the owner of the other car was. Police from the nearby Parklands Police Station arrived there and detained both cars. Officers from Anti-Terror police also visited the scene. The owner of the other four-wheel drive car said he had barely had the vehicle since he had bought it a week back from a dealer not well known to him. The owner had not been given his ownership documents by the seller. Joint team of Flying Squad and those from the Parklands DCI said they have established the four-wheel drive car had had its chassis number tampered with.
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