The Police Command in Osun State said it arrested three suspected robbers who hijacked two articulated vehicles and robbed the occupants along Osu-Ile Ife expressway in Osun.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode made this known in a statement on Sunday, NAN reports.
Olokode said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday at about 4.a.m by a patrol team of the Joint Task Force.
“On Jan. 14, at about 4 a.m, a suspected gang, fully armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, invaded Osu/Ile-Ife Expressway.
“They attacked innocent motorists and hijacked two different trucks at gun point.
“One Iveco Truck marked DTM 113 AX, loaded with toiletries and one DAF 75 truck marked JJJ 445 XT loaded with some empty sacks of cocoa beans were stolen.
“Occupants of the trucks were also robbed of their handsets and the sum of N30, 000.
“However, the JTF and police patrol team who were quickly alerted went to the scene and arrested one Moses Kefi, 38, Odeyemi Oluwafemi, 42 and Isah Lawal 28 as suspects.
“The two trucks were recovered with the loads intact while the two handsets of the victims in their possession were recovered, ” Olokode said.
He further revealed that the suspects would be charged to court when investigations are concluded.