The proposed depot linked to Aliko Dangote in the South-eastern part of Nigeria has been viciously vandalized by some faceless individuals.
Thugs suspected to be agents of an Anambra-born business mogul (names withheld), have been fingered in the wanton destruction of the property belonging to an Onitsha–based company, Bontus Oil and Gas Ltd. Bontus Oil and Gas is currently working out an arrangement with Dangote Group to be its main agent in Onitsha and its environs.
Officials of Dangote Group were in Onitsha penultimate week, during which they inspected facilities in the massive site, which was abandoned for many years before Bontus acquired it and contacted Dangote for a possible collaboration between the two companies for the distribution of its products, including sugar, rice, noodles, cement, among other products, in the South East.
However, barely one week after the inspection, residents of the commercial town of Onitsha were astonished when people suspected to be thugs descended on the massive property located at Kilometer 6 along the Onitsha–Owerri expressway and destroyed some of the buildings. During the mayhem, the thugs also pulled down the wall behind the premises, thereby rendering the premises vulnerable to outside attacks.
Vanguard gathered that the property in question originally belonged to a transport company and served as the depot for the sale and maintenance of vehicles and as a filling station.
It was also gathered that the company later sold the petrol station within the larger property to Bontus Oil and Gas in July 2016.
According to the information, the widow of the late Chairman of Amazu Motors, Mrs. Monica Amazu, her daughter and fifth son were involved in executing the legal documents of the property to the new purchaser.
An official of Bontus Oil said that immediately after the transaction, Bontus Oil and Gas took possession of the property, only to discover that there was a pending case in court concerning the property.