The Oyo state Police Command on Tuesday, disclosed the arrest of the total of 34 criminal suspects which case bothers around Hijacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, stealing and others.
Oyo State Police Commissioner, CP. Olushina Olukolu also confirmed the recovery of a truck, fully loaded with cooking and beverages Products, worth fifty Million Naira.
According to CP Olukolu, while briefing newsmen on the development and other activities of the force, at the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan, said on January 13, 2020, at about 7:30 AM, information was received by a team of SARS Operatives who were on routine Anti-crime patrol within Ibadan metropolis that some notorious hoodlums had hijacked a trailer with registration number XZ 975 AJJ loaded with Nestle Products worth fifty Million Naira (N50M).
“The truck was said to have been hijacked from Agbara Area of Lagos and was diverted towards Oyo State.
“Having received the information, our men of the SARS Operatives swung into action, and in the process, the hijacked and diverted trailer was later recovered at Akinyele Area along Ibadan/Oyo Express way, with another registration number ENU 728 XE, being affixed to the vehicle.
“We are on intensive investigation to make sure we arrest the perpetrators of the criminal act.” CP Olukolu stressed.
However, the State Commissioner of Police paraded another Nine men gang suspects, that were arrested for Stealing.
CP. Olukolu gave their names as Popoola Rafiu aged 44, (a criminal reciever) Caleb Adewumi 46, a (criminal reciever), Taiwo Seyi,33 a(Driver of the truck), Ajidara Okikiola 45, (Criminal reciever), Ayorinde Shola 40, (Criminal reciever), Olayinka Olanrewaju 21, (Criminal reciever), Issa Salaudeen 43, (Criminal reciever), Bello Olawale 32, (Company Project Manager),
Afolayan Lukman 38, (Criminal reciever).
“The exhibit recovered from them are, one Volv Truck with registration number LSD 813 XV and One hundred and twenty three Pieces (123) of iron rods.” CP Olushina said.
While been interrogated, One of the suspects, Bello Olawale, a staff of the Company and also the Project Manager, said ” I am actually the one that arrange for the buyers of those iron rods, I was informed about the deal by a friend of mine who is also a staff, his name is Wale, I don’t know the reason why the Police has refused to arrest him up till now, we are in it together, he was the one that used to give me the job.
“I used to collect One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (120,000,00) as my salary, every month, this is not our first time, this is our second time of doing such business, the first deal fetched us over Two Hundred and Fifty thousand naira, (N250,000,00) but I was given fifty five thousand naira (N55,000. 00).
“Now that I have been arrested, I am so disappointed, but this really looks like a set up, as my friend that used to initiate this deal was not arrested with us.”