VIDEO: Truck Filled With Almajiri, Intercepted in Ogun
An IVECO truck loaded with 30 Almajiris has been intercepted by men of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps.
The spokesman for TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi told newsmen that the truck was filled with assorted pepper and covered with tarpaulin. According to him, the IVECO truck, with registration number, Kano XG172 KNG, was suspected to be coming from Kano State.
He said the truck which is meant to carry only goods, was intercepted at Joju area of Sango in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
It is clear that the horde of checkpoints on the highway either collected bribe to let them come all the way or the completely neglected their duty to search vehicles.
But, Akinbiyi disclosed that “what the truck was conveying came to light when TRACE operatives forced the driver to park and untie the tarpaulin.”
He said, “The Almajiris were packed together with various types of pepper, which filled the truck to the brim.
“The truck was turned back and led to tollgate from where they said they came in.”