Police arrest five for diversion of pharmaceutical products


The Police Area Command, Aba, Abia state has arrested 5 suspects for allegedly diverting a truck conveying pharmaceutical products to some cities in the South East zone.

Parading the suspects identified as Joseph Iro, Emeka Iro, Okechukwu Nlewem, John Okeke and Damian Okuta, in Aba, Police Commissioner, Abia state, Leye Oyebade, said the truck with Registration number, SR 511 SA, with green head and white body, left Lagos to deliver some pharmaceutical products to customers of Fidson
Company in the area, but was snatched at gunpoint.

He added that men of the Police anti robbery squad in Aba traced the truck to Umuojima area where the contents were being offloaded into another truck without registration number.

According to him, “On 26th September, 2016, at about 8pm, the Police Area Commander, Aba, intercepted a distress call that a truck conveying pharmaceutical products was snatched at gunpoint.

“The tracking device fixed to the truck was disconnected, but we located them at Umuojima in Aba where the products were being loaded into another white truck. We arrested the suspects and the two trucks. The suspects will soon be charged to court to serve as a deterrent to others. There is no hiding place for criminals in Abia state.”

In a related development, the Police in Aba have recovered an abandoned Toyota Camry Car with registration number, Lagos AAA 196 AP, at Umuokoroato village in Obingwa council area.

Police sources said that no arrest has been made while efforts have begun to locate the owner of the car and why it was abandoned.

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