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Burst! Police Arrest Syndicate Specializing In Stealing Fertilisers from Warehouse In Lagos

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Burst! Police Arrest Syndicate Specializing In Stealing Fertilisers from Warehouse In Lagos

Ayodeji Dedeigbo

The Lagos State police command has arrested so syndicates that specialise in stealing fertilizers in Lagos.

According to reports made available to BlackBox Nigeria, the Bode Thomas Police Station received a complaint from the Chief Security Officer, Iganmu Flour Mill that their warehouse was broken into by unknown persons and about three hundred bags of Fertilisers were stolen. A team of detectives from Bode Thomas Police Station and crime scene experts were deployed to the scene.

Following a thorough analysis of the scene revealed a constructive breaking which depicted the fact that there was an insider’s collaboration. The security guard of the warehouse was taken to the Station for questioning.

Investigation was extended to Daleko market, Mushin where the stolen Fertilisers were recovered from a warehouse on 31st December, 2019 . The Fertilisers were sold to some buyers from Kano at the rate of #4000 per bag and they were at the point of moving them away when Police stormed the market. The Truck used in conveying the stolen Fertilizers was impounded. Three suspects namely, Prince Banjo Adeleke ‘m’ 57 years old from Ijebu, Ogun state, James Dalex ‘m’ 52 years from Mangu Local Government, Plateau State and Haladu Junaidu ‘m’ 52 years from Dala Local Government, Kano state were arrested.

Though the investigation is ongoing, it was revealed that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odum u psc has directed the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba to take over the case and charge suspects to Court.

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