Six persons are now cooling off at the Central Police Station, Onitsha, Anambra State for allegedly diverting a forty feet container loaded with Aluminium ingot used in making aluminium products valued over N10 Million belonging to Llyod Industries Limited, Sango Ota in Ogun State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Police command, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the arrest in a statement in Awka on Friday gave the names of the suspects as follows; Suleiman Abdulkareem, 40, of lamukpa in Ibaban, Oyo State, Abdullahi Umar, 48, of Jjabiri town in Funtua LGA of Katsina State and Aliyu Idris, 52, of Matsai town in Kaita LGA of Katsina State.
Others are; Godswill Ebirim, 55, Okwe in Onuimo LGA of Imo State, Dickson Ada, 55, of Usenu in Ago LGA of Edo State and Friday Kihodaro, 42, of Uhedode in Esi LGA of Edo State.
Giving details of the arrest, Mohammed disclosed that at about 8.00am on 27th May, 2020, Police operatives attached to Central Police Station, Onitsha arrested the suspects following intelligence report.
He noted that the suspects also trans loaded the goods in two Styer trucks with registration numbers ABH 389 XA and UGH 434 XR respectively to Ochanja Scrap market Onitsha.
The PPRO added that the receiver, one Godswill Ehirim who was equally arrested allegedly priced the goods at N2, 500,000 and also gave the sum of N400, 000 to transport the goods from Lagos to Onitsha without a waybill.
“Consequently, both the goods and the two trucks have been recovered and registered as exhibits while investigation is still ongoing after which suspects would be brought to book”, he stated.
Photo: Part of the goods allegedly diverted by the suspects.
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