Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old driver of a company, Mutiu Olaonipekun and a businessman, Kayode Afolabi for missing N4.5 million worth of goods.
Olaonipekun who worked as a driver with Parkway Investment, a subsidiary of C-WAY Foods and Beverages Company in Ota was reportedly arrested for diverting the company’s goods.
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Afolabi, a businessman was later arrested for allegedly receiving the stolen goods.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He said Olaonipekun “was arrested following a complaint lodged at Onipanu division by the company that the driver was given a truck loaded with the company’s goods on the 15th of March 2021 to deliver somewhere in Isolo, Lagos.
He stated further that the said driver absconded with the truck as well as the goods.
“After weeks of painstaking investigation, the empty truck was recovered at Ewupe area of Ota. Further investigation revealed that the goods were transloaded into another vehicle before taken to the receiver.
“The receiver of the stolen goods, Kayode Afolabi was there and then traced and he was subsequently arrested.
“On interrogation, Mutiu Olaonipekun confessed that he took the goods to Kayode Afolabi who bought it from him at the rate of N2,572,000
He stated further that he used part of the money to buy a Volkswagen LT Bus at the rate of N900,000 and that he used the remaining balance to play bet9ja.
“On his own part, Kayode Afolabi confessed receiving the stolen goods, and that the goods had been resold to one Alhaji Adamu Kano who is now at large,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.