Two suspects who reportedly attacked and hijacked a truck-load of bags of cements within Nsukka 9th Mile Expressway have been arrested by the Enugu Police Command.
According to reports, the suspected decided to offload the bags of cement into a small blue-coloured unregistered Mercedes Benz truck.
Reacting to the incident, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the Public Relations Officer of the Comm and released a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday.
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He claimed that joint team of police operatives linked to the 9th Mile Police Division and personnel of the Nigerian Army, 82 Division, Enugu paraded the suspects.
He identified the suspects who were arrested along Nsukka-9th Mile Expressway on April 15 at around 1:35am as Goodluck Samuel, 31, and Ifeanyi Ozo, 30.
“The suspects and others at large, were alleged to have attacked and hijacked from its driver and motor-boy, a Dangote’s Sinotruk truck with registration number: GRZ 430 XA loaded with bags of cement en-route Awka, Anambra from Obajana, Kogi.
“They demobilised the truck, and were at the verge of trans-loading the bags of cement to a smaller Mercedes Benz truck they used for the operation, when the joint operatives arrested them.
“The hijacked truck and goods have been secured, while the said smaller truck has been recovered,’’ he said.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has appreciated the collaborative supports from sister security agencies and law-abiding residents of the state.
“The commissioner also called on residents to remain vigilant and continue to assist the police with credible information required to further curb acts of crime and criminality in the state,’’ he said.