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Driver Vanish With Employer’s Truck Over Unpaid Salary

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Luck has ran out on a driver who stole the company’s truck and sold it off to a buyer in Ogun state.

The Ogun State commissioner of police (CP) Ahmed Iliyasu while giving details after his men arrested an ex-convict identified as Yisa Nwachukwu and one Yusuf Sanusi for stealing a Man Diesel truck belonging to one Alhaji Owonifaari said that the suspects were arrested following an information received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Onipanu Division, SP Sangobiyi Johnson that a Man Diesel Truck was brought to Ojolowo Sawmill in Ota, where the truck was being dismantled in order to sell it in parts.

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The commissioner spoke through the state police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi,

Oyeyemi said in a statement: “On receiving the information, the DPO Onipanu led his detectives to the scene where Yisa Nwachukwu, who had earlier been arrested for stealing a Bajaj Motorcycle, charged to Court and convicted, was again arrested together with his receiver, Yusuf Sanusi.

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“On interrogation, Yisa Nwachukwu admitted that he was employed as a driver by the owner of the truck and when he was not paid his salary, he decided to abscond with the truck. He stated further that on his way to Nsukka in Enugu State, the truck developed a mechanical fault and since he had no money to fix it, he called the receiver, Yusuf Sanusi, who met him at Ore in Ondo State from where the truck was towed to Ota after selling it to the receiver at the rate of N400, 000.

“Also at the scene, another Gulf Bus with registration number FKJ 932 XS belonging to one Kingsley Unaka, which was also stolen by Yisa Nwachukwu was recovered.”

Iliyasu, who commended his men for a Job well-done urged members of the public to always have a background check on whoever they want to employ so as not to have an armed robber as a staff

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