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'No Dangote Truck Impounded For Drugs, Arms In Edo’



The Edo State government has disclaimed a viral video on social media depicting a Dangote truck as been caught in the state and impounded for conveying arms and ammunition.
The special adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, in a statement he issued yesterday in Benin and made available to journalists, said nothing of such ever happened in the state.
He said that the state government had contacted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) commander in the state, Mr Peter Bisong, who denied that his men arrested or impounded any Dangote truck as being circulated in the social media.
Osagie said that there had been a video circulating on social media with a footnote that a Dangote truck was impounded in Benin City recently by the NDLEA for allegedly conveying arms and ammunition and other contraband materials.
“Edo State government has since reached out to the NDLEA and can confirm that the video is completely misleading and that no Dangote truck was at any time impounded for carrying ammunition in Edo State.
“The commander of NDLEA, Edo State, Peter Bisong, stated that the truck in the said video was one impounded by his men in 2016, where the driver was found to have connived with some persons to transport cannabis. No arm or ammunition was impounded in that exercise in 2016.”
“The driver involved in that incident has since been tried in the High Court in Benin and jailed. The company, Dangote Industries Limited, was found not to have played any role in the crime and the truck has since been returned to the company,” he said.