By Esther Onyegbula
For not carrying out proper checks on its employees, a Calabar-based company had its truck of 800 bags of cement diverted by a driver that gained employment with a fake identity and guarantor.
The suspect, Kayode Adeyemi, after performing well in the job interview was given employment letter and a guarantor’s form by the company, TABS Company, unaware that his name was not ‘Olomi Water’ as he claimed and that the person who stood as guarantor for him was his gang member.
According to Kayode Adeyemi, the suspect: “I used a fake name to seek employment in the company. I also gave them a fake address and phone number. My partner in crime stood as my guarantor.
“So when we found the opportunity to strike, we did not hesitate. The assignment was to deliver the bags of cement in Lagos. We, however, diverted it to Abia. Although the truck had a tracker, we succeeded in disconnecting it.”
Vanguard learned that Adeyemi was employed alongside his gang member, who stood as guarantor for him. The said guarantor later became the conductor of the truck given to the suspect to drive, so it was easy for them to strike barely two months after his employment.
They reportedly sold the cement to one Chief Alexon, but was later arrested in Lokoja, Kogi State.
According to Adeyemi, after selling the cement, they chan-ged the vehicle’s particulars, plate numbers and repainted it before taking it to Aviele, Edo State, for business trips to Okene and other northern states.