Dangote Hands Over Drivers To Customs For Carrying Illegal Goods
One would think that all Dangote trucks are always carrying one of the group's numerous products.
But the truth is, one is never sure of what they may be carrying.
On June 7, 2017 at about 6:20 pm, intelligence information received by Dangote senior drivers Ibese led to the interception of a Dantruck No. KMC 38 XR/ICT-13A-083 driven by a former and dismissed driver, Ismaila Abubakar.
The truck was loaded with frozen turkey allegedly loaded at Iyana Isolo, Lagos State and heading to Benin City, Edo State.
The authentic driver of the truck was one Nasiru H Ahmed who on June 2, loaded 900 bags of cement for Benin Depot.
At Kara Garage in Benin City, Nasiru H. Ahmed dropped from the vehicle and traveled to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, leaving the truck in the care of his motor boys, Bilyaminu Abdullahi and Bashiru, with the dismissed driver, Ismaila Abubakar.
Unfortunately for Nasir, Ismaila Abubakar – the dismissed driver - drove the truck from Kara to the Benin Depot for offloading of the cement after removing the truck's tracking system and left it in Benin City.
Investigation revealed further that instead of driving straight to the plant, they decided to go to Iyana-Isolo in Lagos State to lift frozen turkey to Benin City at the cost of 350,000 Naira out of which only 70,000 Naira was paid as part-payment.
But luck ran out on them as the transport section of Dangote Cement Ibese Plant intercepted the company’s trucks loaded with the frozen turkey in Ibadan.
The drivers have now been handed over to the Nigeria Customs Service for proper investigation and possible prosecution.