The initiative of Dangote Group in sanitizing activities of its drivers engaged in illegal haulage has continued to yield results as its National Patrol Unit has over a period of time, arrested 244 suspects for various offences inimical to operations of the company.

Coordinator of the unit, CP Magaji Abdullahi (Rtd), gave the indication at a press briefing on Tuesday, at Dangote Cement Factory in Obajana, Kogi state.

He said out of the number, 109 have been convicted and jailed while others are being remanded in prison custody for tarnishing image of the company, among them a kingpin, Samaila YAKUBU  believed to be leader of the syndicate that specialized in stealing DANGOTE Group trucks in connivance with drivers.

Samaila, notorious for terrorising company trucks along South east and South south axis was former staff of Dangote Cement Transport Operations Ibese before he was dismissed, and impersonating as Recovery Officer of Dangote Group thereafter.

Abduĺahi said the unit recovered 5 stolen trucks following directives by president/CEO of DANGOTE Group, Aliko Dangote to curtail rampant cases of theft of company products, properties and trucks.

The unit also observed incessant reports of missing tyres and spareparts by drivers and took necessary measures including census of such items while the trucks were being dispatched and checking the items of all the fleet on the return trip.

Abdullah called attention of the public and those who buy used tyres to the type of truck tyres of DANGOTE Group, which he said showcases DO and DI inscriptions followed by some figures and should not be patronized.

The coordinator called on security agents to support DANGOTE Group's effort by arresting those who break  laws of the company such as reckless drivers, drivers who diverted from approved routes and those unauthorised persons who drove Dangote trucks.

The unit was established in August, 2016 to monitor DANGOTE drivers, reduce incidence of accidents by the fleet and protect road users.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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