Officers of the Oyo State Police Command have apprehended four men while trying to sell a stolen truck for N2.5million in Ojoo area of Ibadan in Oyo state.
The State Police Commissioner, Adebowale Williams who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan said the trailer was stolen by the suspects in Sanyo area of Ibadan.
According to the Commissioner, the truck had developed a fault and was packed by the roadside while efforts were being made to get a repairer.
Before the driver of the truck arrived with help, the thieves had repaired it and took it to Ojoo area of the city where they were negotiating how to sell it for N2.5million.
He gave the names of the suspects as Adams Mudasiru, Moses Adeyemo, Salami Isiaka and Wasiu Adeleke.
Adebowale explained that during the transaction, Salami Isiaka presented himself as the owner of the stolen vehicle, adding that he made fake documents to enable him to sell the said truck to Moses Adeyemo and Salami Isiaka.
He said: “One Hakim Bello Owolarafe ‘M’ the owner of a Mark Truck with Registration number LSD 579 YA reported at Sanyo Police Divisional Headquarters, Ibadan that he gave his above-stated truck valued Sixteen Million Naira (N16,000,000.00) to one Ibrahim Olawale as a driver and the said driver parked the vehicle along Ibadan Expressway Sanyo area, Ibadan on 21st May 2022 due to some fault.
“When the driver reached the place where he parked the vehicle, he discovered that the vehicle had been removed by an unknown thief or thieves to an unknown destination.
“Based on the investigation and credible intelligence, one Adams Mudasiru ‘m’ and Moses Adeyemo were arrested alongside the stolen truck at Ojoo area Ibadan from where he wanted to sell the said vehicle to Moses Adeyemo and Salami Isiaka at the rate of Two Million Five Hundred thousand Naira (N2.5m).
“Meanwhile, Salami Isiaka presented himself as the owner of the stolen vehicle. He made fake documents to enable him to sell the said truck to Moses Adeyemo and Salami Isiaka”, he added.