By Kola Olayinka
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four members of an armed robbery gang for allegedly hijacking a trailer load of Golden Penny flour along Sagamu – Ijebu Ode Expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The suspects are; Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu, Eze Chijoke Edeh, Olalekan Ayodele Muritala and Samuel Johnson.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne Divisional Headquarters.
He said 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 expressway, while the driver and his motor boy were taken to the bush, where their hands were tied to their backs and their mouths taped before driving away the truck and its contents.
“Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to Special Enquiry Bureau at the 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,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that, the arrest of the suspect led to the arrest of three others, while 175 bags of flours were recovered from the warehouse of the gang leader, Eze Anthony.
According to him, Edward Ajogun has ordered the arrest of the remaining members of the gang.