Four suspects have been apprehended by men of the Oyo State Police Command while they were allegedly trying to sell a stolen trailer for N2.5million in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The State Police Commisioner, Adebowale Williams who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan on Friday, August 12, said the trailer was stolen in Sanyo area of Ibadan.
He gave the names of the suspects as Adams Mudasiru, Moses Adeyemo, Salami Isiaka and Wasiu Adeleke.
According to the CP, the truck was packed at a roadside after it developed fault but before the driver arrived back at the place, 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.
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 sell the said truck to Moses Adeyemo and Salami Isiaka.
"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," the police boss stated.
He stated further that 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 investigation and credible intelligence, Adams Mudasiru was arrested with the stolen truck at Ojoo area where he wanted to sell it to Moses Adeyemo and Salami Isiaka at the rate of N2.5m." he added.