Oyo State Police Command has intercepted a trailer load of 270 packs of cigarettes that were hijacked and diverted by the suspected mobsters at the Ibadan end of the Lagos highway, Tollgate in the local government area of ​​Oluyole.

The suspects, UMARU SUNDAY ‘M’ and ITOH JOHN’ were caught in possession of (150) one hundred and fifty boxes of cigarettes, while their accomplice Peju Okanlawon was caught with one hundred and twenty boxes of cigarettes in Lagos State.

Police PR officer Adewale Osifeso revealed in a statement that the suspects confessed to helping the hijackers deliver the diverted goods to their criminal recipients in Ibadan, where they were arrested.

Preliminary investigation, according to the police report, has revealed that the hijacked truck and goods belong to a tobacco company in Ibadan and the company’s management has confirmed the missing shipment.

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