By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr Shina Olukolu on Wednesday said a truck driver, simply identified as Adenuga Michael (21) and his motor boy, Saheed Yekini (27) are now in police net in the state for allegedly diverting a truck loaded with 24 pieces of brand new tricycles from Lagos to Ibadan.
The truck driver, his motor boy and 16 other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state were paraded by the Oyo State Police Command at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan,
Parading the suspects, CP Olukolu said Michael and Yekini on February 14, 2019 were seen offloading some brand new tricycles from a Mark truck with registration number KTU 400 XB at their hideout at Odo Ona Kekere area of Ibadan and that the duo were arrested following information received at SARS office that some hoodlums were sighted attacking trailer drivers in their hideout Odo Ona Kekere area of Ibadan.
CP Olukolu disclosed that following the information, a team of SARS operatives led by CSP Okusola Aremu, swung into action and in the process the two suspects were arrested.
He stressed that the motor boy, Yekini confessed to the police that they diverted the truck loaded with 24 tricycles which were originally meant to be transported from Apapa wharf to Isolo area of Lagos to Odo Ona Kekere area of Ibadan.
Also, a 40 year old man, identified as Kola Abiola, arrested for allegedly hijacking a fuel – laden truck at Soka area of Ibadan was paraded by CP Olukolu , saying “on 2nd of March, 2019 at about 0700hr, upon information received by the SARS squad of Oyo state police command led by CSP Olusola Aremu, that some notorious hoodlums who specialise in hijacking trucks carrying petroleum products were sighted along Ibadan/Lagos Expressway and had diverted one trailer loaded with 33,000 litres of PMS to Soka area of Ibadan.”
” Sequel to this information, a team it operatives swung into action and in the process, one of the criminal gang who was later identified as Kola Abiola ‘m’ age 40yrs was arrested in connection with the crime. He also confessed that one unidentified other member of the gang nicknamed Action, who is still at large brought the products to him.” he said.
The Oyo state Police Commissioner added, “meanwhile, the hijacked PMS had been siphoned into 16 drums and 12 kegs while the truck had been taken to an unknown destination. Hence, the product recovered from the hideout were transferred to SARS office at Dugbe area of Ibadan”.