Nigeria: Ex-convict, one other arrested for stealing N4m truck
Ogun, August 13, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria Police, Ogun State command detectives has arrested an ex-convict, Yisa Nwachukwu and one Yusuf Sanusi for stealing a MAN DIESEL truck belonging to one Alhaji Owonifaari.
The suspects, according to the State police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were arrested following an information received by the DPO Onipanu division, SP Sangobiyi Johnson that a Man Diesel Truck was brought to Ojolowo sawmill Ota where the truck was being dismantling into pieces in order to sell it in parts.
On receiving the information, Oyeyemi said, the DPO Onipanu led his detectives to the scene where Yisa Nwachukwu who had been earlier arrested for stealing a Bajaj Motorcycle, charged to Court and convicted was again arrested together with his receiver Yusuf Sanusi.
On interrogation, Yisa Nwachukwu admitted that he was employed as a driver by the owner of the truck and when he was not paid his salary, he decided to abscond with the truck.
He stated further that on his way to Nsukka in Enugu state, the truck developed mechanical fault and since he has no money to fix it, he called the receiver Yusuf Sanusi who met him at Ore in Ondo State where the truck was towed to Ota after selling it to the receiver at the rate of #400,000.
Also at the scene, another Gulf Bus with registration number FKJ 932 XS belonging to one Kingsley Unaka which was also stolen by Yisa Nwachukwu was recovered.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu who commended his men for a Job well-done advised members of the public to always have a background check on whoever they want to employ so as not to have an armed robber as a staff.