Nigeria: Police nabs two for hijacking beer truck at gun point
Sagamu, Jan. 29, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Police in Ogun State, South West Nigeria has arrested two suspects in connection with hijacking of a truck load of lager beer at gun point.
The arrest, according to the police spokesperson, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi followed a distress call by Policemen attached to Sagamu area Command that a truck with Reg. NoLEW 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 (#2,714,000) and that the vehicle tracking device indicated that the men are heading towards Sagamu with the truck.
On the strength of the distress call, she said, the Area Commander Sagamu Acp Ibrahim Sa’ad Muhammad quickly put all the patrol team around the area on red alert to be on look out for the truck and the armed men.
The Anti-robbery team of the Area Command later intercepted the truck along Sagamu/Ore road where one suspect was successfully apprehended 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.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered the suspect be transferred to FSARS for discreet investigation with the view to hunting for the fleeing members of the gang and bring them to justice.