The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Adeniji Adele, Lagos, said it arrested a 35-year-old truck driver for allegedly diverting 600 bags of cement valued at N1.2 million.
The Commissioner in charge of FSARS, Mr. Jubril Adeniji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the suspect (names withheld) was arrested on Sept. 30.
Adeniji said that the suspect was asked to convey the 600 bags of cement to Abuja but diverted the goods and sold them off.
“The trailer driver was asked to convey about 600 bags of Dangote cement from Lagos to Dangote Flour Mills, Idigema depot, Abuja, but diverted the goods.
“The suspect disappeared for three days and then resurfaced, claiming he was robbed,â€™â€™ he said.
The Commissioner said that on investigation, the suspect was found to have deposited N490,000 into his personal account soon after the incident.
According to him, when confronted on how he came about the money, the accused confessed to have sold the cement to one Alhaji Nura in Abuja.
He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.