A six-man crime syndicate that diverted a truck with goods worth over ten million naira has been busted by Anambra State Police Command.
Police said it also arrested the receiver, one Godswill Ehirim, who allegedly priced the goods at #2,5000,000 and also gave the sum of #400,000 to transport the goods from Lagos to Onitsha without a waybill.
It was gathered that the suspects allegedly diverted a forty feet container loaded with Aluminium ingot used in making aluminium products valued over #10 Million naira, belonging to Llyod Industries Limited Sango Ota in Ogun State.
They were said to have 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.
Police Spokesperson in Anambra, Haruna Mohammed said the arrests were made following an intelligence report.
“On the 27/5/2020 at about 8:am following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha arrested the suspects.
“They include Suleiman Abdulkareem, aged 40 years of lamukpa in Ibadan,Oyo State, Abdullahi Umar ‘m’ aged 48 years of Jjabiri town in Funtua LGA of Katsina State, Aliyu Idris ‘m’ aged 52 years of matsai town in Kaita LGA of Katsina State, Godswill Ebirim ‘m’ aged 55years Okwe in Onuimo LGA of Imo State, Dickson Ada ‘m’ aged 55years of Usenu in Ago LGA of Edo State and Friday Kihodaro ‘m’ aged 42 years of Uhedode in Esi LGA of Edo State,” Mohammed revealed.
He said both the goods and the two trucks have been recovered and registered as exhibits while the investigation is still ongoing after which would be brought to book.