Two cars with the identical registration number plate have been seized by Uganda Police. UBG 129Y is the registration number for a black Toyota Harrier and a white Subaru Forester.
Firstly, the number plates on both automobiles looked to be legitimate. Prompting detectives to write to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for more information. The URA has yet to reply, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire.
Additionally, After stopping Mr James Echeku, a driver in the Harrier. For nonpayment of Express Penalty Scheme (EPS) tickets, the police noticed the abnormality. The driver denied ever receiving a ticket.
“The driver said he was the only person who drove his car and he insisted that he had never been issued with a ticket”. Assistant Superintendent of Police Owoyesigire noted.
This prompted the cops to look up the information on the driver of the car with the identical license plate number.
The Harrier’s driver also denied knowing who was operating the vehicle at the time, according to authorities.
However, Mr. Luke Owoyesigire said the Harrier’s driver had left, but he was still looking into who might have used his license plate.
“After a few days, the owner of the Harrier called police after he saw the white Subaru with the same licence plate. The officers responded but when they stopped the driver, he jumped out of the car and took off. Both cars were impounded and are parked at Nateete Police Station,” he said.
According to investigations, the Subaru’s owner has been using all of the information, including the names of the Harrier’s owners.
“Even the third party for the Subaru is in the name of the owner of the Harrier car. We are now investigating fraud. We shall determine who to charge after we have got more information from URA,” he said.
In conclusion, the Uganda Police is still investigating.