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Driver diverts clothes worth N5.2m, sells them for 100K

A driver who diverted clothes worth N5.2m and sold them for 100K, has been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, FSARS, Lagos.

The suspect identified as Gabriel Onyeka from Abia State, who was given the goods by one Alhaji Dabuzu at New Park in Kano State to deliver to his customer in Aba, Abia State as a transport agent, diverted the clothes worth N5.2m and reportedly took it down to Ebute Ero Market at Idumota, Lagos to sell.

The suspect’s arrest came after he approached a trader to buy the goods for N500,000. However after the trader offered to pay the sum of N100,000 for the goods which he agreed, the trader sent a tip off to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP in charge of FSARS on Lagos Island, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje after he suspected it was stolen goods.

The driver who diverted the clothes worth N5.2m, reportedly confessed to the crime after he was taken down to the police station. According to him, he diverted the goods to sell to enable him raise money to travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

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The police said that the suspect would be charge to court after investigation of the matter.

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