A man identified as Akeem Adeleke has been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command on April 4, for allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with industrial raw material along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The suspect was arrested 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 further that the hoodlums 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 down and hit his head against the tarred road and he died on the spot.
His accomplice, Akeem Adeleke was subsequently arrested and taken to Ewu-oliwo divisional headquarters.
The DPO Ewu-oliwo division, CSP Toyosi Bello accompanied the patrol team to the scene where the corpse of the dead robber was recovered to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital morgue.
Items recovered from the arrested suspect include one locally made pistol, three live cartridges, two itel phones and some charms.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation.