Ogun police arrest man for hijacking truck at gunpoint
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested one Akeem Adeleke, for hijacking a truck loaded with industrial raw material ,along Lagos-Ibadan expressway at gunpoint.
The suspect was arrested on April 4, 2023, following a distress call made to men of Federal Highway patrol stationed along the expressway by driver of the truck, who ran to the policemen and informed them that while driving his truck towards Ibadan, two unknown gunmen suddenly jumped into the vehicle and pushed him out. He explained that the hoodlums took over the vehicle from him and drove it towards Lagos.
Upon the complaint, the patrol team traced the truck towards Lagos and sighted it somewhere along the road. Having noticed that policemen were trailing them, one of the robbers, who was driving the truck, jumped out on motion, but fell down and hit his head against the tarred road and died on the spot.
His accomplice, Akeem Adeleke, was subsequently arrested and taken to Ewu-Oliwo divisional headquarters.
The Divisional Police Officer Ewu-Oliwo division, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Toyosi Bello, accompanied the patrol team to the scene where the corpse of the robber was recovered to the morgue of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital.
Recovered from the arrested suspect are: one locally made pistol, three live cartridges, two Itel phones and some charms.
Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation. The CP warned criminals to stay clear of Ogun State, as they will always meet their waterloo in any part of the state.