The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four members of an armed robbery gang, who hijacked a trailer loaded with golden penny flour, on the Shagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway on April 16, 2021.
The suspects: Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu, ‘m’. 34; Eze Chijoke Edeh, ‘m’, 29; Olalekan Ayodele Muritala, ‘m’, 44y, and Samuel Johnson, ‘m’, 32 as confirmed by Ogun State command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne Divisional Headquarters, that a trailer, with number plate ANG 57 LG, loaded with 600 bags of Golden Penny flour and driven by one Ahmed Tiamiyu was hijacked along the expressway, while the driver and his motor boy were taken to the bush, where their hands were tied to their backs and their mouths cellotaped, before they drove the truck away.
He said: “Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to the Special Enquiry Bureau at state headquarters Eleweran for discreet investigation.
“The DSP Ade Akiti led squad, swung into action and embarked on a 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.”
Meanwhile, Ajogun, who commended the painstaking investigation carried out by the team, has ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and brought to book.