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Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by wwwkaycom(m): 12:56am On Oct 30, 2017
I just arrived home 40 minutes ago. I was driving from Challenge in Ibadan to Akure this evening, I took off by 6 pm thinking that I'll get to my destination latest by 8.30-9.00pm because of the bad road from Ibadan to Ile-Ife. Just about to negotiate the bend that linked the Iwo Road -Oyo Expressway with Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa-Akure road at Iwo Road, I met 3 police officers who stopped me. I didn't really bother since I have all my papers intact. Having checked the papers, I thought it was time to zoom off only for the inspector among them to tell me I am driving a stolen vehicle, he pointed out to me that the VIN number on the paper is different from the one on the vehicle. The error was actually that instead of writing number 1, a small letter 'i' was written. All effort I made to convince them it was an error made at licensing office fell on deaf ears, they said I must drive the car to their station at Iwo Road or I pay 5k, all I had on me was N1200, and I wasn't willing to part with everything since I don't know where I'll see ATM machine. The ones at Iwo Road were filled up with people on long queues. I begged them to collect N500 they refused, I had to drive to their station. On getting there they asked me to write a report which I did, I called a lawyer friend who resides in Ibadan, this really infuriated the officer on duty and the one who followed me from where I was arrested. I think it's a minor issue but they really made a serious case out of it. My lawyer friend had to call a senior police officer who also called the station's DPO, they told the DPO on phone right in my presence that I argued with their inspector, drive a car with fake papers and tried to bribe an officer, please what type of country is this? The DPO later came and I explained myself to him, he look like a gentleman. He listened to me and told me I ought not to argue with them, he later asked them to release my car to me after about 10 minutes. I wanted to drive off only to discover that one of the front tyre had been deflated, I had to spend another 15 minutes changing to spare tyre. I left that station by 9.30 pm and got to Akure 12.15am. Again what manner of country is this?
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by nifemi25(m): 1:21am On Oct 30, 2017
Bros please stop complaining and give praise to God. Only God knows what might happen on the road but he safes you with just a typo error. Please just assume it's a blessing in disguise.

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by mayor2013: 6:18am On Oct 30, 2017
Use your biro to change alter the mistake made. Again whenever an issue like this arises do not follow them down to the station. Settle your matter on the spot

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by bravolad(m): 6:51am On Oct 30, 2017
wwwkaycom:
I just arrived home 40 minutes ago. I was driving from Challenge in Ibadan to Akure this evening, I took off by 6 pm thinking that I'll get to my destination latest by 8.30-9.00pm because of the bad road from Ibadan to Ile-Ife. Just about to negotiate the bend that linked the Iwo Road -Oyo Expressway with Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa-Akure road at Iwo Road, I met 3 police officers who stopped me. I didn't really bother since I have all my papers intact. Having checked the papers, I thought it was time to zoom off only for the inspector among them to tell me I am driving a stolen vehicle, he pointed out to me that the VIN number on the paper is different from the one on the vehicle. The error was actually that instead of writing number 1, a small letter 'i' was written. All effort I made to convince them it was an error made at licensing office fell on deaf ears, they said I must drive the car to their station at Iwo Road or I pay 5k, all I had on me was N1200, and I wasn't willing to part with everything since I don't know where I'll see ATM machine. The ones at Iwo Road were filled up with people on long queues. I begged them to collect N500 they refused, I had to drive to their station. On getting there they asked me to write a report which I did, I called a lawyer friend who resides in Ibadan, this really infuriated the officer on duty and the one who followed me from where I was arrested. I think it's a minor issue but they really made a serious case out of it. My lawyer friend had to call a senior police officer who also called the station's DPO, they told the DPO on phone right in my presence that I argued with their inspector, drive a car with fake papers and tried to bribe an officer, please what type of country is this? The DPO later came and I explained myself to him, he look like a gentleman. He listened to me and told me I ought not to argue with them, he later asked them to release my car to me after about 10 minutes. I wanted to drive off only to discover that one of the front tyre had been deflated, I had to spend another 15 minutes changing to spare tyre. I left that station by 9.30 pm and got to Akure 12.15am. Again what manner of country is this?

Very sad. That's the nature of the country we live in. This is becoming a routine by police officers to level all manner of alligations on motorists in order to fleece them. This incidents of extortion by police officers on duty is one case too many especially those ones at that Iwo road junction, they specialise in these kinds of situations.

mayor2013:
Use your biro to change alter the mistake made. Again whenever an issue like this arises do not follow them down to the station. Settle your matter on the spot

From the story above, & considering that he had only 1200, I don't think he would have been able to settle it there.

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by nakoks(m): 7:15am On Oct 30, 2017
wwwkaycom:
I just arrived home 40 minutes ago. I was driving from Challenge in Ibadan to Akure this evening, I took off by 6 pm thinking that I'll get to my destination latest by 8.30-9.00pm because of the bad road from Ibadan to Ile-Ife. Just about to negotiate the bend that linked the Iwo Road -Oyo Expressway with Ibadan-Ife-Ilesa-Akure road at Iwo Road, I met 3 police officers who stopped me. I didn't really bother since I have all my papers intact. Having checked the papers, I thought it was time to zoom off only for the inspector among them to tell me I am driving a stolen vehicle, he pointed out to me that the VIN number on the paper is different from the one on the vehicle. The error was actually that instead of writing number 1, a small letter 'i' was written. All effort I made to convince them it was an error made at licensing office fell on deaf ears, they said I must drive the car to their station at Iwo Road or I pay 5k, all I had on me was N1200, and I wasn't willing to part with everything since I don't know where I'll see ATM machine. The ones at Iwo Road were filled up with people on long queues. I begged them to collect N500 they refused, I had to drive to their station. On getting there they asked me to write a report which I did, I called a lawyer friend who resides in Ibadan, this really infuriated the officer on duty and the one who followed me from where I was arrested. I think it's a minor issue but they really made a serious case out of it. My lawyer friend had to call a senior police officer who also called the station's DPO, they told the DPO on phone right in my presence that I argued with their inspector, drive a car with fake papers and tried to bribe an officer, please what type of country is this? The DPO later came and I explained myself to him, he look like a gentleman. He listened to me and told me I ought not to argue with them, he later asked them to release my car to me after about 10 minutes. I wanted to drive off only to discover that one of the front tyre had been deflated, I had to spend another 15 minutes changing to spare tyre. I left that station by 9.30 pm and got to Akure 12.15am. Again what manner of country is this?
Those guys at that Iwo rd spot and those at upper iweka in onitsha as u are about to join onitsha-owerri expressway from head bridge are the two most sinister checkpoints in the country.Pele but next time no dey travel with 1200 grin

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by timifakay(m): 7:37am On Oct 30, 2017
Travelling at that time with: #1,200 cash, and without spare tyre. The Lord is your muscle oh.
Just use black biro and make the correction neatly then make a photocopy and never present the original copy again.

But come to think of it, how will someone in his or her right senses at the licensing office make such a mistake? Putting small letter in VIN!
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by computerglobal(m): 8:23am On Oct 30, 2017
timifakay:
Travelling at that time with: #1,200 cash, and without spare tyre. The Lord is your muscle oh.
Just use black biro and make the correction neatly then make a photocopy and never present the original copy again.

But come to think of it, how will someone in his or her right senses at the licensing office make such a mistake? Putting small letter in VIN!


Boss ,most of them working there donot know what they are doing
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by timifakay(m): 8:30am On Oct 30, 2017
computerglobal:



Boss ,most of them working there donot know what they are doing
Nah true. They just want to hike the official amount and scam us.
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by Emman8(m): 8:41am On Oct 30, 2017
I always try as much as possible to avoid them when traveling, i take alternative route, challenge to gate to underbridge iwo road, that way you can bypass them, i cant even remember how many times i have been stopped at that checkpoint.
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by Emman8(m): 8:43am On Oct 30, 2017
Last offense i was accused of at that checkpoint was one of my headlight is brighter than the other one lol grin

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by hakimi1974(m): 9:15am On Oct 30, 2017
Emman8:
Last offense i was accused of at that checkpoint was one of my headlight is brighter than the other one lol grin
walahi, those guys at iwo road are worst than garrage touts. one of them even corked his rifle at me during an argument over my car customs papers.
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by nakoks(m): 9:27am On Oct 30, 2017
hakimi1974:
walahi, those guys at iwo road are worst than garrage touts. one of them even corked his rifle at me during an argument over my car customs papers.
Wetin concern police with customs papers?
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by hakimi1974(m): 9:36am On Oct 30, 2017
nakoks:
Wetin concern police with customs papers?
my brother the thing tire me oo. i have encountered those mother f**kers like three times now, e be like say them no want take eye see any car with lagos number plates.

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by nams77: 10:26am On Oct 30, 2017
Sorry to ask this...But where is that Iwo check point located? Is it anywhere along the Benin- Lagos highway? Make I know now o

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by diportivo: 11:19am On Oct 30, 2017
after I was taken to their station for this same offence at that same spot,I dey avoid there like mad

if I forget to use the bypass at that big signboard before the iyana ife turning,I go past the bridge,make a u turn, and then negotiate the round about under the bridge to iyana ife

all of the policemen there are mad

very mad
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by tutuwater(m): 12:41pm On Oct 30, 2017
The funny thing is i pass that junction every month and i have never being stopped once. But I make sure to dress like ann ibadan man anytime i am to pass that road. Native dress with an owambe cap and no passengers.

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by mayor2013: 8:48pm On Oct 30, 2017
bravolad:


Very sad. That's the nature of the country we live in. This is becoming a routine by police officers to level all manner of alligations on motorists in order to fleece them. This incidents of extortion by police officers on duty is one case too many especially those ones at that Iwo road junction, they specialise in these kinds of situations.

You need to work based on their dumbness. More than 70% of policemen are dumb. Same tactics that they have been using before I was born is what they still carry out


From the story above, & considering that he had only 1200, I don't think he would have been able to settle it there.
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by timifakay(m): 8:56pm On Oct 30, 2017
diportivo:
after I was taken to their station for this same offence at that same spot,I dey avoid there like mad

if I forget to use the bypass at that big signboard before the iyana ife turning,I go past the bridge,make a u turn, and then negotiate the round about under the bridge to iyana ife

all of the policemen there are mad

very mad

Are you talking about the one way bypass that links Lagos to Ibadan express way to New Ife road?

Because I've never been stopped there...
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by diportivo: 9:15pm On Oct 30, 2017
timifakay:


Are you talking about the one way bypass that links Lagos to Ibadan express way to New Ife road?

Because I've never been stopped there...

yes

that one way bye pass

just before the bridge

where u turn right towards I've expressway

if dem neva stop u for there before then u are lucky o

I no dey pass there at all

the mumu olokpa even told me he was helping me by collecting the 3k I eventually gave him grin
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by timifakay(m): 10:26pm On Oct 30, 2017
diportivo:


yes

that one way bye pass

just before the bridge

where u turn right towards I've expressway

if dem neva stop u for there before then u are lucky o

I no dey pass there at all

the mumu olokpa even told me he was helping me by collecting the 3k I eventually gave him grin

Hehehe... Theif
Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by cardoctor(m): 11:22pm On Oct 30, 2017
1=I
0=O
5=S
2=Z
8=B
If they play these numbers na sure banker. Just be on the look out. Check ur particulars properly.

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Re: Police Arrested Me For Typo Error On My Car Papers by Coldplay007(f): 11:31am On Oct 31, 2017
Did you buy it has a registered car or toks?
You need to be careful, my husband almost bought a stolen vehicle.
did you do the registration yourself or it was done by the previous owner?

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