A driver with Dunamis Excel Company, Niyi Omoshanu, has allegedly absconded with an LT-40 pickup filled with the product of the company.
The driver allegedly took off with the properties on his first day at work in the firm.
Subsequent police investigation had shown that every document and information that Omoshanu presented to the company were false.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, who pleaded to be identified only by his first name, Funso, told PUNCH Metro that Omoshanu was employed without getting his approval.
He said, “My company produces both bottled and sachet water but I am not always at our factory because we have manager who takes charge of things there.
“We own three trucks and often use them to make deliveries to our customers.”
Funso said when the driver resumed, there was a “minor challenge” at the factory as some goods due to be delivered to a customer could not be moved to their destination.
He said, “On Feburary 11, 2013, we were scheduled to make a delivery at Adeniji Adele on Lagos Island but the driver, who was to make the delivery had not shown up.
“The general manager had interviewed Omoshanu with the aim of verifying his contacts later.
“Since there was no other driver available, the manager decided to allow Omoshanu begin work so that he could make the delivery.”
He said about 12pm, Omoshanu was accompanied by two motor-boys working for the company to make the delivery.
Odegbami said, “I was told that as they were about to take off after the delivery, one of the motor-boys discovered that the payment made by the customer was incomplete. So he came out of the vehicle and went back to the lady. After a while, Omoshanu told the second motor-boy to get his colleague so that they could leave the area on time because of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
“The diver told them that he was not comfortable being on the spot where the vehicle was parked.”
Immediately the second boy went into the customer’s office, Omoshanu took off with the vehicle and the remaining goods.
The first boy, who came out, allegedly chased the vehicle. But Omoshanu was too fast and drove in the direction of Third Mainland.
When the general manager received the news, he dug up Omoshanu’s curriculum vitae and referees.
However, every one of them turned out to be false.
On his CV, Omoshanu had given his house address as 218 Enuowa Street, Lagos Island. But police discovered that it was a non-existent house number.
On his driver’s licence, there was a different address in Ilupeju. That adress turned out to be false also. His telephone number 07011940708 had also been switched off.
The white LT-40 truck, with registration number, KJA 486 XD, has also not been found.
Funso said, “We took it upon ourselves to check all LASTMA stations and Vehicle Inspection Unit offices, but the truck was not found. The case is still at Soloki Police Station Aguda.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.
Braide said, “After the matter was reported at the police station, the suspect was trailed to an address at Okokomaiko. The address turned out to be fake.
The suspect is still at large and investigation is still ongoing.”
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