Monday, February 6, 2017 6:19 pm
The management of Dangote Group of Companies has raised the alarm that over 3.5 million customised tyres of the company are missing. The company warned members of the public not to buy such tyres.
The management also disclosed that so far 285 suspects of various shoddy deals affecting the company are facing trail across the the country while 85 vulcanizers are on the run to escape justice.
Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, the coordinator of Dangote group’s national patrol unit, CP Abdullahi Magagi (rtd), said over 3.5 million customised Dangote tyres are missing and in circulation across the country and beyond, stressing that the management of the company was resolute and determined to recover the item.
According to him “Whoever is in the possession of our tyres are advised in their interest to return them quietly to the nearest police station , if not we will get them arrested and prosecuted.”
“Dangote group of companies has gone tough on those buying the company’s tyres. 285 commercial drivers and Dangote drivers are now languishing in jail for stealing tyres, 85 vulcanizers are already on wanted list and in Kogi state alone we are trailing 32 vulcanizers who have been patronizing our drivers in buying the tyres”
Mogaji noted that the kingpin of the shoddy deal who often come to Obajana and Kano to buy the company’s tyres had been identified , stressing that the suspect would be apprehended and prosecuted.
While appealing to vulcanizers in the country to always check tyres before buying, Magaji cautioned tyre depots to be wary of Dangote drivers who may carry tyres to them for the purposes of selling.