Police intercept stolen truck with N30m groundnut

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The Police Command in Bauchi has intercepted a truck allegedly stolen with over N30 million groundnut oil in Toro Local Government Area of the State.

This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, on Sunday in Bauchi.

He said operatives of the command arrested one suspect in connection with the stolen truck.

He said the vehicle was impounded sequel to a report received on April 12, on the alleged theft of a truck parked at the Maraban Jos trailer park area of Kaduna State.

“The stolen truck contained 35 tons of groundnut oil worth about N30 million, en route Umuahia to Kano State, with a DAF CF 85 model.

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“The Divisional Police Officer, Toro Division immediately led operatives to track down the truck, intercepted while heading towards Bauchi State,” he said

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the truck had made a detour around the Maraban Jos trailer park to take a bath, adding that, “upon returning, the driver discovered that the trailer was missing from where it was parked”.

Wakil said the suspect would be charged to court on completion of investigations.



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