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Police nab man for hijacking truck on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway



The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected robber, Akeem Adeleke, for allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with industrial raw materials along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at gunpoint.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call made by the truck driver to men of the federal highway patrol team, stationed along the expressway.

He added that the driver ran to the policemen and informed them that while driving his truck towards Ibadan, two gunmen suddenly jumped into the vehicle and pushed him out. 

Oyeyemi said, “The driver  explained further that the gunmen took over the vehicle from him and drove it towards Lagos. 

“Upon the complaint, the patrol team started tracing the truck towards Lagos and they luckily sighted it somewhere along the road. 

“Having noticed that policemen were trailing them, one of the robbers, who was driving the truck, jumped out, but fell and hit his head against the tarred road. He 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, CSP Toyosi Bello, accompanied the patrol team to the scene where the corpse of the robber was recovered to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital morgue. ”

He further noted that one locally made pistol, three live cartridges, two itel phones and some charms, were recovered from the suspect.
The PPRO, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation. 

He said the CP therefore warned criminals to avoid the state as they would always meet their waterloo in any part of the state. 

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