The Dangote Group has dismissed 109 workers at Obajana Cement Company in Kogi state, after they were found guilty of committing various crimes against the company.
Abdulahi Magaji, coordinator of the company’s patrol team, announced this to reporters at the premises of the company on Tuesday.
Magaji said the dismissed workers were among the 244 suspects arrested between May and November.
He said they include erring drivers, owners of illegal haulage, and those allegedly stealing the company’s property.
Magaji added that 115 workers were being remanded in prison custody pending the determination of their cases.
“I am happy to inform you that we have arrested and recovered five stolen trucks; but unfortunately, the products have been stolen,” he said.
“It is interesting to note that one of the kingpins, Samaila Yakubu, who specialised in stealing our trucks in collaboration with some drivers and buyers, has also been arrested.
“It is this group that has been terrorising our trucks in the south-east and south-south axis.”