Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 32-year-old, Mutiu Olaonipekun, a driver at Parkway Investment, a subsidiary of C-WAY Foods and Beverages Company, Ota, for diverting goods worth N4.5 million belonging to the company.
The suspect, according to a statement by the command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters by the company that the driver was given a truck loaded with the company’s good on the 15th of March 2021 to deliver somewhere at Isolo, Lagos.
He stated further that the said driver absconded with the truck as well as the goods and whereabouts was not known since then.
Oyeyemi said: “Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job detailed his detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the driver and the goods.
“After weeks of painstaking investigation, the empty truck was recovered at Ewupe area of Ota.
“Further investigation revealed that the goods were trans loaded 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 re-sold to one Alhaji Adamu Kano who is now at large.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed that the suspects be thoroughly investigated and charged to court as soon as possible.