Transporters ‘divert’ N17m worth of Iron rod in Kwara | Dailytrust

Transporters ‘divert’ N17m worth of Iron rod in Kwara

Two transporters, Hycienth Odinaka and Sanusi Muhammed, have been remanded by a magistrate’s court sitting in Ilorin for allegedly diverting iron rods worth N17m.

They were dragged to court for offences bordering on theft and obtaining under false pretence.

According to the police charge sheet, one Gbenga Awoyele, a businessman dealing in iron rods reported the matter alleging that the two defendants swindled him of N17.5m

“The complainant said he purchased 40 tons of Iron rods worth N17m from Abuja Steel Mills Limited, after which he entrusted it to Odinaka, a transporter, to deliver in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State at the cost of N500,000 dully paid.

“But he criminally conspired with Sanusi Muhammed and one Adamu Zara who is now at large to divert the goods to an unknown destination”, the sheet noted.

Further investigation, according to the police, also revealed that Odinaka deceived the complainant by forwarding one truck with number plate GG-L 132 BZ, which later turned out to be false.

The prosecutor, Nosiru Yusuf, sought their remand to allow the police to conclude the investigation.

Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed, in his ruling, ordered the remand of the defendants at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ilorin.

He adjourned the case to April 17th, 2022 for further mention.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410