A Driver steals Company Truck on First Day at Work

Just as job seekers are getting more vigilante to avoid being scammed by various fake employers lurking around, employers are having their own headache too!! According to news from Punch Newspapers an employee ran away with a company’s truck on his first day at work.

A driver with Dunamis Excel Company, Niyi Omoshanu, has allegedly absconded with an LT-40 pickup.

The worst part is that the truck is filled with the product of the company. The driver allegedly took off with the properties on his first day at work in the firm.

You have not even heard the whole gist! Don’t even shout, according to reports, subsequent police investigation had shown that every document and information that Omoshanu presented to the company were false.

Hmmmm!! What the hell, who hired this dude!

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Funso, claimed that Omoshanu was employed without getting his approval. He said,

“My company produces both bottled and sachet water but I am not always at our factory because we have manager who takes charge of things there.
“We own three trucks and often use them to make deliveries to our customers.”
When the driver resumed, there was a “minor challenge” at the factory as some goods due to be delivered to a customer could not be moved to their destination.
“On Feburary 11, 2013, we were scheduled to make a delivery at Adeniji Adele on Lagos Island but the driver, who was to make the delivery had not shown up.
“The general manager had interviewed Omoshanu with the aim of verifying his contacts later.
“Since there was no other driver available, the manager decided to allow Omoshanu begin work so that he could make the delivery.”
About 12pm, Omoshanu was accompanied by two motor-boys working for the company to make the delivery.

Odegbami said, “I was told that as they were about to take off after the delivery, one of the motor-boys discovered that the payment made by the customer was incomplete. So he came out of the vehicle and went back to the lady. After a while, Omoshanu told the second motor-boy to get his colleague so that they could leave the area on time because of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.

“The diver told them that he was not comfortable being on the spot where the vehicle was parked.”

Immediately the second boy went into the customer’s office, Omoshanu took off with the vehicle and the remaining goods.

The first boy, who came out, allegedly chased the vehicle. But Omoshanu was too fast and drove in the direction of Third Mainland.

When the general manager received the news, he dug up Omoshanu’s curriculum vitae and referees.

However, every one of them turned out to be false.

On his CV, Omoshanu had given his house address as 218 Enuowa Street, Lagos Island. But police discovered that it was a non-existent house number.

On his driver’s licence, there was a different address in Ilupeju. That adress turned out to be false also. His telephone number 07011940708 had also been switched off.

The white LT-40 truck, with registration number, KJA 486 XD, has also not been found.

Funso said, “We took it upon ourselves to check all LASTMA stations and Vehicle Inspection Unit offices, but the truck was not found. The case is still at Soloki Police Station Aguda.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.

Braide said, “After the matter was reported at the police station, the suspect was trailed to an address at Okokomaiko. The address turned out to be fake.

The suspect is still at large and investigation is still ongoing.”

Source: punchng.com

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2 Comments

  1. Adewale adegoke says:

    A stitch in time saves nine. I wonder why a business in 2013 that it’s success heavily depends on quasi flawless logistical framework couldn’t have invested 50k in a vehicle tracking system. The vehicle would have been apprehended by police if it had a tracker.

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