News on Nana Aba Anamoah’s Range Rover gift went viral today and it was reported on almost all the blogs in Ghana.
While many netizens shared in her joy after she received the Range Rover even though she actually wanted a Mercedes Benz E-class Sedan worth Over $50,000, others were busily digging to find some ‘dirt’ about the car and where it came from.
In the end, it turned out that those who were doing the latter in the above paragraph stumbled on some news.
After dialing a USSD code *920*57# to verify the authenticity of the Motor Insurance Policy, it emerged that the car’s number “GR 2050-20” is registered to a Nissan Rogue, not a Range Rover.
This ‘revelation’ saw a lot of blogs report that Nana Aba Anamoah and her friends lied that she was gifted the car.
Well, after digging deeper ourselves, some information zionfelix.net has picked up suggests that it is possible that the above scenario will happen because of a few challenges encountered by NIC and DVLA with such registrations.
According to a Facebook post of one Pearl Asiamah, a check see conducted with her car also brought up a situation which is similar to that of Nana Aba Anamoah’s Range Rover brouhaha.
She added that some experts she also spoke to told her categorically that the fuss about the car being fake is totally unnecessary.
Read her full post below
On Nana Aba’s Range Rover/Nissan Rogue, I was curious so to verify the report myself I asked for the code(I don’t follow these things) and Que Qu gave it to me.
I checked 3 cars in addition to checking her gift as well. 2 in my own house. The third for a friend. The friend’s and one of my cars came out alright. However, this Hyundai IX 35, purchased from Hyundai Motors, registered by them on my behalf and roadworthy compliant came out as
Now we all know there’s no car branded “Toyota Corola” in this world yet this validation system is identifying my Hyundai IX35 as such.
So I asked a few insurance folks and this is what they said…
The record keepers are humans and as such sometimes when they are entering the records or the insured cars they do make mistakes.
Mistakes, Ama Kwapong has confirmed she also experienced some time ago.
So without holding brief for Nana Aba, it is very much possible whoever entered the details of the car, got the make wrong. It is not uncommon as I have discovered this afternoon.
I don’t know why we’ve become so toxic. Why are we so interested in making someone miserable or “shaming” them? What will you gain in another’s shame?!
This is a system obviously riddled with errors. What we should do is to call out the authorities, both the NIC and DVLA to ensure that these errors are corrected.
It is not fair to have these errors in the system making unsuspecting drivers vulnerable to the unscrupulous police officers in the system!
An error-riddled verification system is as useless as the Zimbabwean Dollar, totally worthless!
Let’s rectify these errors!