Dangote Group to punish unethical drivers, says it is working hard to put a stop to illegal haulage by unscrupulous drivers and others who constituted themselves into menace to other road user.
The management disclosed this in a statement that the company’s drivers’ Patrol team has arrested several drivers handed and over to relevant authorities.
This development is coming after the management solicited from the public to assist in apprehending those truck drivers who are engaging in illegal haulage activities.
It also announced a fat reward for any member of the public who offered information that would lead to the arrest of such lawless persons by the law enforcement agents.
In the statement, it disclosed also that the company recently in arrested both a driver and his truck carrying fully loaded illegal haulage of timber and handed them over to the Police in thr North.
“The driver was subsequently charged to a Magistrate Court in Akwanga, Nasarawa State for criminal breach of trust where he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months incarceration in a correctional center. While the presiding Magistrate ordered that the truck and load be released to the company and owner respectively, he advised the company to file a civil case against the owner of the goods,” it added.
Also, in the South-West region, the Patrol team noticed a third party truck, with Dangote logo on it, parked inside a private company yard in Ode Remo, Ogun state, recently, while offloading granite stone. The team reported the case at Ode Remo police station and got both the driver and the truck arrested. The driver has also been charged to court.
According to Anthony Chiejina, group chief branding and communications officer, said “The Management of Dangote Industries Limited wishes to solicit the assistance of the general public in the fight to rid the organisation of illegal haulage activities being perpetrated by some unscrupulous persons.
“Dangote Trucks are permitted to transport only the following materials: Dangote Cement Plc – Dangote Cement, Limestone, High Grade Gypsum and Coal; Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc- Dangote Sugar; NASCON Allied Industries Plc – Dangote Salt & DanQ Seasoning; and Dangote Packaging Limited – Bags.
“We hereby alert the public to report any suspected Dangote Truck driver involved in illegal haulage supported with credible evidence of such act.”
In addition, the management said the Police and other law enforcement agents have been authorised to arrest any Dangote Truck driver and vehicle involved in any such illegal act,.