According to a reporter, Emmanuel Anthony Ifeanyi, four suspects were yesterday arrested over alleged diversion of a dredger along Ifiekporo community river, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, as one of the suspects said he was instructed by his employer to drive the dredger to another location.
The arrest was affected by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Officers of the Nigeria Police Force “B” Division, Marine Police in conjunction with Local Vigilantes Group of Nigeria. The arrests were affected based on information.
It was gathered that the dredger has been subject of litigation as AMCON earlier seized and allegedly took inventory of the dredger from one Chief Oki, Chief Executive Officer of Wokson Construction Company over alleged debt running into several billions of naira. Our reporter also gather rather than coming to pay his bills, Chief Oki allegedly sent his workers to illegally tow the dredger from Ugbuwangue Waterside on Sunday to an unknown destination. One of the four suspects who is the Master Dredger, Timothy Nwachukwu (45years) in a chat with newsmen stated that his boss sent him on the errand stressing that, “Na worker I be for here o”. Nwachukwu who is from Ikeduru community in Imo State and the others are cooling off their heels at the Police Station “B” Division in Warri.
The Managing Partner, Mr. Oniawu-Thomas Eghobamien led the Police to the community for the interception and arrests on behalf of the Receiver Manager, Chief Robert Ohuba & Co Legal Practitioners in Edo State. Eghobamien expressed happiness that the dredger was recovered from the suspects insisting that the prime suspect must be arrested with the necessary actions taken against him while the dredger has been relocated to a jetty at Enerhen community in Uvwie Local Government Area. When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officers, DSP Andrew Aniamaka did not pick calls or reply text messages put across to his mobile phone line, but later confirmed the incident.