Anambra State Police Command has paraded six suspects who allegedly
conspired and diverted Forty feet container loaded of Aluminum ingot
worth over ten million naira.
The suspects were paraded at the Central Police Station Onitsha, by
the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed.
The products were said to belong to Lloyd Industries Limited Sango Ota
in Ogun State, and was loaded in a Mac Truck with Registration No. KRD
771XX driven by one Suleiman Abdulkareem aged forty years and a native
of Ibarakpa Local Government Area of Oyo state who was alleged to have
conspired with five others and trans-loaded the goods in two Styr
Trucks with registration numbers ABH389XA and UGH434XR.
The products were brought to Scrap Market at Mbanefo Street Onitsha,
where the buyer, Mr Godswill Ebirim, aged fifty-five years, from Okwe
in Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo state, bought the goods at
two-point-five million naira and was arrested at Zenith bank, Port
Harcourt street branch where they went to collect the money.
The other four suspects were a forty eight year old Mr. Abdullahi
Umar, a native of Jabiri in Funbtua Local Government Area of Kastina
State, Alhaji Aliyu Idris aged Fifty two years and a native of Matsai
Katsina state, Mr. Dickson Ada aged Fifty five years, a native of
Usenu in Ago Local Government Area Edo State and Mr. Friday Kihodaro
aged forty two from Uhehode in Esi Council Area also Edo State.
Briefing newsmen, SP Haruna said that the suspects and the goods were
brought to the Police station where they confessed to the crime while
the trucks carrying the goods were impounded for further investigation
and necessary action.
He added that following intelligence report, the police operatives
attached to Central Police Station Onitsha intercepted the two trucks
conveying Aluminum ingot used in production of many aluminum like
pots, spoon among others, revealing that the real owners of the
product have been identified.
The Police PPRO advised members of the public to be cautious and
always check the legality of the businesses they involve themselves.
In their reactions, Mr. Abdulkareem an official driver of Lloyd
Industries in Ogun State accepted that he conspired with Abdullahi
Umar and Alhaji Idris in diverting the goods which was to be conveyed
to Apapa wharf, while Mr. Godswill Ebirim who is the prospective buyer
also confirmed that he financed conveying the goods to Onitsha with
four hundred thousand naira.