Four arrested for hijacking truckload of flour

4 suspects who reportedly hijacked a trailer load of flour in Ogun State have been arrested by the police.


The suspects recognized as Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu (34), Eze Chijoke Edeh (29), Olalekan Ayodele Muritala (44) and Samuel Johnson (32), hijacked the truck alongside the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode freeway on April 16, 2021.


They had been all arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne police station that the trailer, with registration quantity, ANG 57 LG, loaded with 600 baggage of Golden Penny flour and pushed by one Ahmed Tiamiyu, was hijacked alongside the freeway.


Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated “the motive force and his motor boy had been reportedly taken to the bush, the place their arms had been tied to their backs and their mouths gagged, earlier than taking away the truck and the flour merchandise.”


After the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to the Particular Enquiry Bureau at state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for discreet investigation, the DSP Ade Akiti-led squad swung into motion and launched into a technical and intelligence-based investigation.


Oyeyemi disclosed that the investigation paid off and the suspects had been nabbed on Might 5 in Ikorodu space of Lagos state.


He added;


“Their efforts paid off when one of many suspects was traced to Ikorodu in Lagos State and promptly arrested.

“175 baggage of Golden Penny flour had been recovered from the warehouse of the gang chief, Eze Anthony.”