The Ashanti Location Police in a joint operation with the Countrywide Insurance policies Fee (NIC) on Tuesday busted a member of a suspected cartel of faux insurance policies stickers upon a tip-off in close proximity to the Aboabo DVLA Office.
The suspect is at this time in the custody of the law enforcement awaiting graduation of investigations.
The Investigator, Detective Sergeant Gideon Sellasy Avemegah confirmed the arrest and indicated that the consequence of the investigations will be regarded to the public.
A computer and other displays like fake roadworthy certificates, phony motor insurance policies stickers, and a scan equipment were retrieved and confiscated by the police.
As of the time of likely to the press, the suspect was in the custody of the Kumasi Central Police and would assist in investigations.
On February 28, 2020, the Kumasi Police busted a identified Insurance coverage Agent, 72-yr outdated Nana Kodua Marfoh for distributing pretend files to the Kumasi Spot Office environment of the NIC in an try to access the motor Compensation Fund (Comfund).
The arrest was brought on at the instance of the Kumasi Space Supervisor of the NIC on submission of the bogus files. The scenario is at the moment staying investigated by the Law enforcement.
This was uncovered by the Commissioner of Insurance plan whilst commenting on the arrest of a member of a faux insurance plan sticker cartel in Kumasi on Tuesday May possibly 19, 2020.
In updating the Media and the general public on the Motor Insurance policy Databases (MID), Mr. Ofori indicated that as of May possibly 19, 2020, a total of 327,948 newly issued electronic stickers have now been captured on the NIC’s MID portal because its implementation in January this yr.
Mr. Justice Ofori, the Commissioner of Insurance, nonetheless, lamented that “In spite of the introduction of the MID with digital stickers which have appear to replace the previous manual stickers, specific unscrupulous entities and people today have not relented in their fictitious means of perpetrating this phenomenon to the detriment of unsuspecting members of the common general public.
“So far the Ashanti Location sales opportunities in the number of arrests built and the lenses of the Regulator are currently being zoomed in to their last pixels across the nation in purchase to fish out these miscreants to rid our roads off the perpetrators of this phenomenon”, he declared.
The NIC Motor Insurance policy Database
The NIC’s Motor Insurance policies Databases (MID) was executed with in January with the objective to suppress the menace of some unscrupulous folks issuing bogus motor insurance plan to unsuspecting customers of the standard general public thus endangering lives and property.
The truth dawns on these motorists only when concerned in accidents and harmless 3rd celebration victims of this sort of mishaps are still left to just take treatment of by themselves with no any compensation.
A Worrisome Predicament
Mr Justice Ofori bemoaned the circumstance specially in the Ashanti Area as worrisome but was assured that the introduction of the MID and enforcement by the Law enforcement MTTD, will mainly nip this phenomenon in the bud in get to safeguard innocent third events and policyholders as very well.
“The fight by the NIC to get rid of fake motor coverage continues”, he confident the normal community and inspired them to verify the validity of their insurances applying the brief code *920*57# and follow the directions for verification.