On Sunday, the 2nd of September, 2018 was indeed a day of reckoning for five(5) highway robbers who specialized in intercepting and diverting lorries laden with goods. On the aforementioned date, at about 8.00pm, a Sterling truck with registration number LSR-266-XW, laden with groundnut oil valued at thirteen million, two hundred and fifty thousand Naira only (N13,250.000.00) was hijacked by a five (5) man gang of highway robbers at Epe expressway.
They stopped the Kano State-bound truck close to Ijebu Ode and pushed the conductor and the driver out of the vehicle. However, as the duo were trekking towards Epe-Lagos, they came across a policeman and narrated their ordeal to him. The policeman immediately contacted some of the police stations along the route taken by the robbers.
At about 10:30 p.m, policemen on stop and search duty, saw the truck coming and intercepted it. In the process, one Monday Ayele ‘m’, aged 42 years and Esowanne Emeka ‘m’, aged 30 years was arrested.
During interrogation, they mentioned the following persons as part of the people that hijacked the truck, Viz:-
13NA/69/8811 Lance Cpl Moses Johnson age 25 years (a dismissed soldier),
13NAF/89/8811/ Lance Cpl Akintola Abiodun age 25 years (Dismissed Airforce personnel),
Cpl Osegbu Chidi ‘m’, aged 30 years (a fake soldier.)
The truck and the goods were recovered intact and all the suspects have been identified by the victims.
Suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.