The Ogun State Police have arrested members of a gang who hijacked a truck with 33,000 litres of petrol.
The spokesperson for the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, said the suspects hijacked the truck with registration number AKD 711 XM, at Mallo Filling Station along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, on February 12, at 5.30am.
He stated that the suspects, who operated with an unmarked SUV, used their vehicle to block the driver of the truck, before hijacking the tanker, and driving to Okada in Edo State.
Mr. Adejobi added operatives swung into action immediately the report was made at Iperu Division and traced the truck to Okada, Edo State.
He said one of the hijackers, Omoruyi Nathaniel, was arrested. The recipient of the fuel, Adeyemi Adeyoyiosola, and other suspects were also arrested and taken to Department of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, commended the operatives for the operation and reinstated the command’s commitment to tackling criminal activities in Ogun State.
The police boss ordered the Divisional Police Officers along the ever-busy Lagos/Ibadan and Lagos/Benin expressways in Ogun State to brace up and go after hoodlums who harass and rob road users along the expressways.