Police arrest 6 hijackers of trucks loaded with petroleum products – Oyo CP

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By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Six persons suspected to be members of a syndicate that specialized in hijacking trucks loaded with petroleum products are now in Police net in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The State Police Commissioner, Mr Leye Oyebade stated this while briefing journalists on the activities of the Command  at its  headquarters in Eleyele.
According to CP Oyebade, the suspects identified as Ogundijo Oluwaseun (27), Rasheed Akanni (32), Remi Olagoke (53), Bamidele Tayo (28), Kayode Oyelade (39), and Adewale Adebisi (47), were arrested along Olomi academy, Ibadan, after they have hijacked a truck marked DTM 153 XA.
“A criminal gang which until now specialized in hijacking truck load of petroleum products along the various highways in the state especially along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway was smashed by the Command on February 2, 2016. Worried by the activities of these bandits, the Command through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ibadan commenced a manhunt for the criminals. After several days of intelligence gathering by SARS, they uncovered some hoodlums who monitored movement of trucks from points of departure”, he said.
The Police Commissioner added that the “suspects, some of whom were often armed, waylaid their target truck along the road and snatched it from the driver and the motor boy after tying them and casting them into the bush before driving it to criminal receivers in some parts of the state, after which they either abandoned or sold the lorry with its contents”.
CP Oyebade stressed that the suspects have all confessed to the crime and will be charged to court soon.

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