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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command has arrested four members of armed robbery gang, who hijacked a trailer load of golden penny flour, along Shagamu-ijebu ode express way on the 16th of April 2021.
The suspects; Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu m’ 34 yrs, Eze Chijoke Edeh m’ 29yrs, Olalekan Ayodele Muritala m’ 44yrs and Samuel Johnson m’ 32yrs as confirmed by Ogun Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were all arrested following a report lodged at Ikenne divisional headquarters, that a 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 cellotaped, before taken away the truck and the flours.
“Upon the report, the commissioner of police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to Special Enquiry Bureau at 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.
“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”, Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun who commended the painstaking investigation done by the team, has ordered that the remaining members of the gang must be hunted for and brought to book.