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Eight [8] man armed robbery syndicate who specialises is hijacking trailers arrested by Police

The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended an 8 man syndicate that specializes in hijacking articulated vehicles loaded with assorted goods/products.

The Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Bolaji Salami made the disclosure while parading the men at the state Police Command Headquarters on Wednesday, June 23.

According to Salami, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the dare devil armed robbery suspects who have been operating along Ijebu-Ode/Ore/Benin Highway were arrested on Thursday, June 10.

He said that the suspects during their deadly operation, would inflict injuries on their victims before fleeing with whatever products they steal from the vehicle. He said that the armed robbers often used cutlasses and daggers during their attack.

He further said, “The suspects had along Ore axis successfully hijacked a trailer with registration number DTF437XA, loaded with about 900 bags of cements on its way from Ibese in Ogun State to Okitipupa in Ondo State.”


“But their successful operation was shortlived when, based on intelligence gathering, a team of policemen got wind of the operation and chased them.”

“7 among the 8 men were subsequently arrested by the police in their hideout. They have all confessed to their crime, ” he said.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner said that the 8th person who is currently on the rum will be trailed and arrested sooner than later. He said all the robbery suspects will be charged to court once investigation is completed.

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