In a bid to tackle illegal haulage activities, the Dangote company’s drivers’ Patrol Team has arrested drivers who constitute themselves as menace to other road users, and handed them over to relevant authorities.
This is even as the Dangote’s management, recently solicited the help of members of the public to assist in apprehending those truck drivers who are engaging in illegal haulage activities.
Then, the company had announced a mouth-watering monetary reward for any member of the public who offered information that would lead to the arrest of such lawless persons by the law enforcement agents.
Among several others, the team, recently in the North Central Zone of the country arrested both 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 incarceration in a correctional center. While the presiding Magistrate ordered that the truck and load be released to the company and owner respectively, he advised the company to file a civil case against the owner of the goods.
Similarly, in the South-West region, the Patrol team noticed a third party truck, with Dangote logo on it, parked inside a private company yard in Ode Remo, Ogun state, recently, 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.
The Dangote drivers’ Patrol team has made several more arrests and handed the offending drivers to Police and other relevant authorities for prosecution.