The Federal Special Anti-Robbery squad, Lagos Island, has arrested 11 suspects including a 71-year old man, Peter Othormor for allegedly diverting goods worth N40 million.
The goods were entrusted in their care to deliver to a customer in Abuja to Ibadan to sell.
They were arrested while offloading the goods for the alleged buyer, Abass Buhari, from Kaduna State for N5 million.
Other suspects involved in the alleged crime include Lawal Yusuf, 61; Adewale John, 43, Ebuka Agubosin, 29, Abdulraman Abdulmalik, 37; Waheed Adewale, 48; Kehinde Okiki, Semiu Sanni and Raheem Lawal who are conductors.
According to the police, trouble started for the suspects when Othormor was contacted by a clearing agent to help him look for a truck to convey about N40m goods from Kirikiri Phase 2, Apapa, Lagos to a customer in Abuja.
After the driver, now at large, loaded the goods and headed to Abuja, Othormor directed the driver of the truck to drive straight to a compound in Ibadan, Oyo State, and offload the goods for the alleged buyer.
Nemesis caught up with them while offloading the goods when a resident in the area who suspected their movement, tipped off the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP in charge of FSARS, Mr. Ibrahim Kaoje, and they were arrested.