SARS nabs 5 Suspects For Allegedly Diverting N26m Goods
The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad at Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, have arrested two drivers and three agents identified as Saheed Akande, 45, Adegbayi Adeleke, 31, Akeem Ojo Ajagbe, 30, Rasheed Akinola, 40, and Sodiq Adedeji, 31 for crime of diverting a 40-feet container load of sesame seeds valued at N26 million.
According to reports, the owner Oluwa Seun Adedeji made a complaint that his container had gone missing.
The container was expected to be delivered to Oluwa Seun Adedeji’s warehouse in Lagos by the suspect.
Police alleged that instead of delivering the goods to the owner, the suspects diverted the goods and allegedly sold them.
The arrest, became a reality after the Commissioner of Police, CP in charge of FSARS, Lagos, Mr. Edgal Imohimi directed a crack team led by Inspector Nwaeze Onuoha to arrest the suspects following a complaint by Adedeji.
The police, after about five months of tracking and intelligence gathering arrested the suspects at their various hide-out in Lagos.
The suspects were arraigned before the Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and their Counsel, Barr. H.C Ufondu urged the Court to grant them bail.
Magistrate Osasunmi granted them bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till 19 October, 2020 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept at FSARS Command, Lagos, till they perfected their bail conditions.