Dangote Cement hands over drivers to Customs for transporting contraband

The transport section of Dangote Cement, Ibese Plant, Ogun State, has intercepted one of the company’s trucks loaded with contraband in Ibadan, Oyo State, arrested its drivers and handed them over to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

The arrest was effected by a team of the company’s security personnel led by its Chief Security Officer who acted on an intelligence report on alleged misconduct by some of its drivers.

While handing over the drivers and their motor-boy to the NCS, the Assistant General Manager in charge of Security Services, Ali Garba, said the Dantrans truck No KMC 38 XR/ ICT-13A-083 driven by a former and dismissed driver Ismaila Abubakar was intercepted. “The truck was loaded with frozen turkey allegedly loaded at Iyana Isolo, Lagos State, heading to Benin City, Edo State,” he explained, adding that Nasiru H. Ahmed, the bona fide driver of the truck, loaded, on June 2, 2017, loaded 900 bags of cement headed for the company’s Benin depot.

He added, “At the Kara garage in Benin City, Ahmed dropped from the vehicle and travelled 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 the bonafide driver, Ismaila Abubakar drove the truck from Kara to Benin Depot for offloading the cement after removing the truck tracking system and left it in Benin City. Instead of driving straight to the plant, they went to Iyana-Isolo in Lagos State to lift frozen turkey to Benin City at a charge of N350,000.”

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