Security Agencies Uncover Illegal Fertiliser Company in Kaduna
…arrest three principal suspects
Combined team of Operation Yaki Surveillance Squad and Police from Zaria Area Command in a joint operation have discovered an illegal factory manufacturing fake and adulterated fertilizer products at Dala village via Gwargwaji along Zaria -Birnin-Gwari Road ,Kaduna State .
A statement signed by Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Kaduna State Governor , Mr Samuel Aruwan stated that following a tipoff , on Tuesday 2nd May, 2017 at about 10:00pm , a team of detectives led by Inspector Saleh Yakubu stormed the illegal factory at Dala village ,where three (3) principal suspects were arrested namely: Mohammed Lawal Ashiru alias Baba Karami, Amadu Bello Suleiman and Anas Suleiman.
Exhibits recovered during the raid include a mixing/sealing machine, 226 bags of pure Indorama Urea Fertilizer, 375 bags of adulterated fertilizer with the label FGN Presidential Fertilizer Initiative carrying the logo of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Others are: 450 empty bags with the same logo, some reasonable quantity of sand used in the adulteration process. Meanwhile, the suspects and the items recovered were handed over to the Zaria Area Police Command for further investigation and that the suspects are currently assisting with investigations towards tracing more illegal factories and arresting the manufacturers while investigation into the criminal profiles of the suspects is in progress for possible prosecution.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s has directed, that the matter be investigated and the suspects charged to court.