Nigerian army shuts fake cement plant

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Nigeria: The Nigerian Army has reported that a fake cement production plant has been discovered in Ewekoro, Ogun State. According to a statement made by Captain Adamu Yahya Ngulde of the 35 Artillery Brigade, eight suspects were arrested at the site on 25 June 2013 and four cement trucks were found.

"Based on our preliminary investigation, the suspects get cement from the Dangote Cement Company and Lafarge and adulterate it with sand dust and package it in Dangote cement bags for distribution," said Ngulde. The suspects and the vehicles have been detained pending an investigation.

Last modified on 03 July 2013

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