The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects, 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 January 9 following a complaint 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 destination. They equally took away his bag containing the sum of N50000 and an ATM card .
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Igbeba Division, CSP Adebiyi Ademola, detailed his Anti-robbery men to go after the hoodlums.
Their efforts paid off on January 11, 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 were the bag containing the victim’s ATM card, a cash sum of N19,000 and a toy gun with which they robbed their victim.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation and prosecution.