Police Arrest 4 Over Alleged Hijack Of Dangote Truck With 900 Bags Of Cement In Delta
The Delta State Police Command has arrested four persons for allegedly stealing a truck loaded with 900 bags of cement belonging to the Dangote group in Illah, Oshimili North area of Delta State.
The suspects Ozioma Umez, Uchenna Idenyi, Chibuike Nwamgbo, and Chiolada Nomha were arrested in the bush by the police in a combined effort with the local vigilantes.
A statement by the state police public relations officer DSP Bright Edafe, on Thursday, said the armed criminals had emerged from the bush in Okpella, Edo State when the driver of the truck with registration number DAS. 690 ZY was trying to park.
The driver, one Bature Ibrahim, and his conductor were allegedly dragged into the bush by the suspects, tied with ropes, and matcheted severally before making away with the truck loaded with cement.
Following a tip-off, police detectives recovered the truck somewhere in Illah where it was parked at Aniegele along Illah-Asaba road, Delta State and two cutlasses.
The statement said, “On 31/08/2021 at about 0930hrs while Illah divisional patrol team were on aberdeen patrol along Illah-Asaba road, they received a report from one Bature Ibrahim a driver of Dangote company truck, that at about 0300hrs of the same date while trying to park his truck with Reg. DAS. 690 ZY loaded with nine hundred (900) bags of cement at Okpella in Edo State four (4) armed men emerged from the bush dragged him and his conductor into the bush gave them several machete cuts and tied them with rope then made away with the truck.
“The patrol swung into action immediately and after due intelligence-led investigation, they located the truck somewhere in Illah where it was parked at Aniegele along Illah-Asaba road.
“On sighting the patrol vehicle the suspects jumped into the bush and took to their heels, the police in a combined effort with the local vigilantes chased and arrested them.”