Police in Anambra state said they have arrested a 6-man syndicate for allegedly diverting a 40-feet container loaded with Aluminium used in making aluminium products valued over N10 million.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest, said both the goods and the two trucks have been recovered.
He said investigation had commenced.
He said, “On the 27/5/2020 at about 8:am following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha arrested the following syndicate Suleiman Abdulkareem ‘m’ aged 40years of lamukpa in Ibaban,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.
“Others include 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.
“Suspects allegedly diverted a forty feet container loaded with Aluminium ingot used in making aluminium products valued over #10 Million belonging to Llyod Industries Limited Sango Ota in Ogun State.
“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.
“Meanwhile, the receiver one Godswill Ehirim who was equally arrested allegedly priced the goods at (N2,5,000,000) and also gave the sum of N400,000 to transport the goods from Lagos to Onitsha without a waybil.
“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.”