Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a man and woman suspected to have hijacked a truck-load of lager beer worth N2,714,000.
The truck of beer which was coming from Ilesha and headed towards Iragbiji in Osun State was reported to have been hijacked by the team at gun point.
The truck was however recovered at Ode-Remo in Ogun State.
Speaking in reaction to the arrest, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement released stated that the gang comprising of one Saheed Omotosho and Mrs. Adijat Azeez, were arrested following the hijack.
The statement released reads:
“Police in Ogun State has arrested two suspects in connection with hijacking of a truck load of Trophy Lager Beer coming from Ilesa heading towards Iragbiji in Osun State on gun point.
“The arrest of the suspects followed a distress call received by Policemen attached to Sagamu area Command that a truck with Reg. No LEW 615 XA, yellow in colour, was hijacked by three armed men while coming from Ilesa where he had gone to convey Trophy beer valued at Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fourteen Thousand Naira and that the vehicle tracking device indicated that the men are heading towards Sagamu with the truck.
“On the strength of the distress call, the Area Commander, Sagamu Ibrahim Sa’ad Muhammad quickly put all the patrol team around the area on red alert to be on lookout for the truck and the armed men.
The Anti-robbery team of the Area Command later intercepted the truck along Sagamu/Ore road where they demobilised the truck, blocked it and successfully apprehended one of the robbers while the other two escaped with their arms.
“The arrested robber Saheed Omotosho, disclosed that the product in the truck has been delivered to their receiver. He later led Police operatives to the said receiver, Adijat Azeez at Ode-Remo where the product was recovered and the receiver promptly arrested.”
The Police PPRO further maintained that the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to FSARS for discreet investigation.