Four suspects who reportedly hijacked a trailer load of flour in Ogun State have been arrested by the police.
The suspects identified as Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu (34), Eze Chijoke Edeh (29), Olalekan Ayodele Muritala (44) and Samuel Johnson (32), hijacked the truck along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode highway on April 16, 2021.
They were all arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne police station that the 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 highway.
Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said “the driver and his motor boy were reportedly taken to the bush, where their hands were tied to their backs and their mouths gagged, before taking away the truck and the flour products.”
After the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to the Special Enquiry Bureau at state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for discreet investigation, the DSP Ade Akiti-led squad swung into action and embarked on a technical and intelligence-based investigation.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the investigation paid off and the suspects were nabbed on May 5 in Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
“Their efforts paid off when one of the suspects was traced to Ikorodu in Lagos State and promptly arrested.
“175 bags of Golden Penny flour were recovered from the warehouse of the gang leader, Eze Anthony.”