Driver absconds with company’s N4.7m goods, sells at giveaway prices

A driver of a company in Ogun State, Oluwaseyi Oyetunde, hasbeen arrested alongside two others for allegedly absconding with goods worth N4.7 million meant for a customer in Lagos State.

The police in Ogun said they were arrested in connectionwith the diversion of goods belonging to one Hayat Kimya Company.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, AbimbolaOyeyemi, said on Sunday that the driver and the two other suspects, SegunOluwaseun and Chijoke Ogbu, were arrested after the matter was reported atAgbara police station last week by one Oluwatosin Ayodeji.

Ayodeji had reported to the police that Oyetunde loaded thegoods meant to be delivered to a Lagos customer, but “since the 24th of August,2021, the said driver has absconded with the goods and the truck.”

Following the report, the DPO of Agbara division, SP SalehDahiru, was said to have detailed his crack detectives to investigate thesudden disappearance of the driver and the goods.

Oyeyemi said, “The team embarked on an intelligence-basedinvestigation and traced the driver and the truck to Lagos State where he waspromptly arrested with the empty truck.”

During interrogation, Oyeyemi revealed that “the driverconfessed that he diverted the goods to the receivers, who bought the goodsfrom him at a give-away price.”

This, DAILY POST learnt, led to the arrest of the buyers bypolicemen in their shops, “where parts of the stolen goods were recovered andthe two receivers arrested.”

The Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordereda full investigation into the matter with a view to recovering the remaining goods.

Ajogun also directed that the suspects be charged to courtfor prosecution.

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