The Ogun State police command said its operatives on the 5th of May 2021 arrested four members of an armed robbery gang who hijacked a trailer load of Golden Penny Flour along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway on the 16th of April 2021.
The suspects – Eze Anthony Sopruchuckwu, 34; Eze Chijoke Edeh, 29; Olalekan Ayodele Muritala, 44; and Samuel Johnson, 32 – were all arrested following a report lodged at the 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 had been hijacked along the expressway.
The driver and his motor boy were taken to the bush, where their hands were tied to their backs and their mouths cello-taped, before their truck was taken away with its content.
Upon the report, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, directed that the case be transferred to the Special Enquiry Bureau at state headquarters, Eleweran, for discreet investigation.
One of the suspects was eventually traced to Ikorodu in Lagos State and promptly arrested. His arrest led to the arrest of three others, while 175 bags of Golden Penny flour were recovered from the warehouse of the gang leader, Eze Anthony.
According to a statement by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the commissioner of police has commended the painstaking investigation done by the team, and has ordered that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice.