Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:47 am
Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta
The Nigeria Police Force, Ogun state Command has arrested three people who robbed and hijacked a truck loaded with 203 bags of rice in Ijebu Ode.
The three suspects, Animasaun Lekan, 26; Omotayo Sogo 34 and Olayemi kehinde 48 were arrested on Tuesday following a complain by one Izah Ekene of no 6 Mabogunde Street, Oju-ore Ota, who reported at Igbeba Division that he hired a truck to convey 203 bags of rice valued at N2.024 million to Kwale in Delta state, but on getting to Ijebu Ode, the truck driver and Lekan Animasaun brought out a gun, pointed it at him and pushed him out of the truck and diverted the rice to an unknown place.
They equally took away his bag containing the sum of N50,000 and ATM card . Upon the report, the DPO Igbeba Division, CSP Adebiyi Ademola, detailed his Anti robbery men to go after the hoodlums.
Their efforts paid off on the 11th of January when the duo of Lekan Animasaun and Sogo Omotayo were apprehended through technical intelligence.
Their arrest led to the arrest of the receiver Olayemi Kehinde and the recovery of the truck.
Also recovered from them are the bag containing the victim’s ATM card, N19,000 and a toy gun with which they robbed their victim.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police Cp Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Federal Anti robbery squad for discreet investigation and prosecution.