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Illegal Haulage: Dangote Patrol team arrests errant drivers

In a renewed effort to rid the Dangote Group of unscrupulous drivers who engaged in illegal haulage activities and others who constituted themselves as a…

In a renewed effort to rid the Dangote Group of unscrupulous drivers who engaged in illegal haulage activities and others who constituted themselves as a menace to other road users, the company’s drivers’ patrol team, has made several arrests of drivers and handed them over to relevant authorities.

Dangote management, it would be recalled, recently solicited the help of members of the public to assist in apprehending truck drivers engaging in illegal haulage activities.

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The team, recently in the North Central part of the country, arrested a driver and his truck carrying fully loaded illegal haulage of timber and handed them over to the police.

The driver was subsequently charged to a magistrate court in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, for criminal breach of trust where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months of incarceration in a correctional centre.

Also, in the South West, the patrol team noticed a third-party truck, with Dangote logo on it, parked inside a private company yard in Ode Remo, Ogun State, while offloading granite stone. The team reported the case at Ode Remo police station and got both the driver and the truck arrested. The driver has also been charged to court.

In a statement issued by Dangote Industries Limited and signed by its Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, Mr Anthony Chiejina, the company said, “The management of Dangote Industries Limited wishes to solicit the assistance of the general public in the fight to rid the organisation of illegal haulage activities being perpetrated by some unscrupulous persons.”