Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested for hijacking a trailer load of Golden Penny flour long Shagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway of Ogun State.
The suspects who carted away the items on April 16 were arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on May 5, police authorities confirmed the incident.
According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were identified as Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu, Eze Chijoke Edeh, Olalekan Ayodele Muritala and Samuel Johnson.
Oyeyemi said they were apprehended following a “report lodged at Ikenne Divisional Headquarters, that a trailer, with registration number ANG 57 LG, loaded with 600 bags of Golden Penny flour and driven by one Ahmed Tiamiyu was hijacked along the expressway.”
The police spokesman explained that the trailer driver and his motor boy were taken to the bush, where their hands were tied to their backs and their mouths cellotaped, before taken away the truck and the flours.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, was said to have directed that the case be transferred to Special Enquiry Bureau at State Headquarters Eleweran for discreet investigation.
“The DSP Ade Akiti led squad swung into action and embarked on technical and intelligence-based investigation.
“Their efforts paid off, when one of the suspects was traced to Ikorodu in Lagos State and promptly arrested.
“His arrest led to the arrest of three others, while 175 bags of Golden Penny flours were recovered from the warehouse of the gang leader, Eze Anthony,” the police spokesman stated.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, who commended the painstaking investigation done by the team, has ordered that the remaining members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.
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