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How To Check Plate Number Owner In Nigeria

Here in this post, you are going to learn how to check number plate in Nigeria. This info will save you the stress you previously experienced while wondering how to check it.

Every vehicle in Nigeria irrespective of who owns must have a plate number, in some case of high personality, state government, federal government or organizations a private number is preferred, that is to tell you that everyone bows to the law of having a plate number on their vehicle.

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If any situation warrants you checking plate number owner, then this article will guide you on how to successfully do so. Several incidents may require one to trace a particular plate number.

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How To Check Plate Number Owner In Nigeria
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A few reasons that you may need to check plate number owners may include the following; if a vehicle involves in an accident and escape, if you want buy a vehicle (in case of already used vehicle), you may also have special reason for checking someone’s plate number.

However, before checking plate number owner in Nigeria, there are some steps, persons or procedures you need to pass through before doing so successfully.

That is to tell you that checking plate number may sometimes be a bit difficult. Information such as plate number owners address, plate number owners name, passport, owners name and other important data.

Checking plate number involves going through the database where plate number are saved and doing would never come that easy, so you need to have a very important reason and a good prove to back it up.

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Here is how I would advise to go about in checking plate number owner.

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Firstly, report to a traffic police to seek an initial advise, this may be very important in a case where you have no idea on this very situation.

Apply to the police with the subject you have in mind, try in your explanation to make your reasons for applying very clear as it will help in determining the acceptance or rejection of your application.

Should the application be approved the police it will then backed up with a court order which will then be taken to the federal road safety commission office close to you as they are the only ones who have access to the plate number database.

Once the documents get to the federal road safety commission office, it will be gone through by the officers in charge and the reasons given by you is good enough couple with your legal backup then investigation will commence and all the data you need about the plate number owner will be released.

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Normally, getting to know a plate number owner in Nigeria requires you submitting the entire plate number to the relevant authorities like we earlier said, but in the case of accident where the car owner eventually escapes then it may seem a little bit difficult to go ahead with such investigation.

However, all hope should not be lost as there is always a way out every situation, and one of those is knowing at least some portion of the plate number color of the vehicle, these few information can be used as tools in tracing the plate number owner.

One of the most reliable ways of checking plate number owners in Nigeria is contacting the state traffic safety inspectorate.

Just as the federal road safety commission, the state traffic safety inspectorate have access to the plate number database, but almost the similar procedure is attached to it just as that of visiting the police or the federal road safety commission.

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You must have a very good reason before even thinking of visiting their (the state traffic safety inspectorate) office, file your reason(s) in a way of application and submit it to the officers in charge, as soon as your application is being treated then you will be given the access to the plate number owner details and you may as well be denied the access to the information on the database if your reasons are not good enough.

These are just the possible legal ways one can check plate number owners in Nigeria.

Note: If any occasion requires you checking any plate number, the very first step is to report to the nearby police station or federal road safety commission office.


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