Last week, Ace broadcaster, Nana Aba Anamoah celebrated her 42nd birthday to the admiration of many.
The out pour of love from fans and admirers on social media was compelling until the biggest surprise of her day, a brand new Ranger Rover, became the talk of town.
When videos of her big surprise made it to social media, “investigators” had to do their work to prove that indeed it was a newly registered vehicle.
And indeed, it was brought to light that the Range Rover with the number plate 2050-20 carried the same registration number as that of another car, a Nissan Rogue.
The mother of one was ridiculed on social media with some fans alleging that the Range Rover present was staged and not hers.
On June 23rd, the DVLA released a statement confirming that indeed the number plate on Nana Aba’s Range Rover was fake and that the car had not been registered.
Amidst the brouhaha, blogger Chris Vincent reached out to the “birthday girl” to find the truth behind the whole saga.
According to a write-up by his Vincent on his Facebook page, Nana Aba said she only became aware of the controversy surrounding her birthday gift many hours later, after a friend showed her what was being said on social media—adding that, she did not even know the person who bought the car for her until hours later.
She explained that her friends called her out as they had taken delivery of a huge birthday present for her.
“Of course, my friends knew the buyer but they didn’t want to tell me at the time. They gave me the car keys and dropped the documents in the car. The celebration had started before the car came so I just jumped into it and drove it slightly around.”
According to Nana Aba, it was when the whole social media “wahala” gained prominence that she requested the person who bought her the car be immediately revealed, since the emerging issue surrounding the gift was becoming somewhat embarrassing.
After the person’s name was mentioned, she called him and asked about the origin of the number plate, which was the fountainhead of the whole controversy.
“The person was shocked. He said he paid for the car via a dealership and asked for it to be delivered. It was a new unregistered car and he was not aware of any number plate—let alone to be that of another car,” Nana Aba said.
When the person who bought the Range Rover for her contacted the dealership, it came to light that the dealer instructed his boys to decorate the car and make the delivery. However, one of the boys thought it wise to generate a number plate to fix, to enable them to drive the car from the dealership to Nana Aba’s place.
“The minute we established that the boys at the dealership had done this on the frolic of their own, I reported the case to the Police—and proceeded to the DVLA on 22 June 2020 to properly register car. The police are currently looking for the boys.”
The legal documents (below) confirms that indeed the car was properly registered and was assigned the customized number: N 1-20 on 22 June 2020 by the DVLA—making it difficult to understand the essence of the DVLA’s statement on this issue dated 23 June 2020, especially its failure to state that the anomaly had been duly corrected.
However, and crucially, the DVLA has today issued a new statement confirming the above. Nana Aba Anamoah can proudly drive her new Range Rover through town—but social media wouldn’t ever forget the old number plate GR 2050-20.
Source: Chris Vincent Agyapong