The Nigerian Army Wednesday disclosed that eight persons have been arrested at a fake cement factory in Ewekoro town in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
The Public Relations Officer of the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Captain Adamu Yahya Ngulde, in a statement in Abeokuta, the State capital, said the factory was uncovered Tuesday at about 5.00am.
He gave the names of those arrested as Bamidele Raji, Sikiru Adesina, Abiodun Akinfenwa, Wale Ogunnike, Sarafa Yusuf, Joseph Guto, Funso Orutoso and Akinlodu Jelili.
The suspects, according to the release, were arrested at the site with four trucks belonging to LARFAGE cement company with Lagos state registration numbers BDG 571 XB, XZ 987 KRD, XZ 985 KRD and TRS 016.
Ngulde explained that, “based on our preliminary investigation, the suspects get cement from LARFAGE and Dangote Cement Company and adulterate it with sand dust and package it in Dangote Cement bags for distribution.”
The suspects and the vehicles, he added, have been detained pending the conclusion of their preliminary investigation before handing them over to the police for further investigation.