How gunmen killed guard, hijack BUA cement truck in Edo

How gunmen killed guard, hijack BUA cement truck in Edo

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A two-man robbery gang Umogbai Omohagbon and ThankGod (now at large), has allegedly murdered a security guard at BUA cement factory, Okpella in Etsako East Local Government Ares of Edo State.

FILE: A WORKER ARRANGING BAGS OF CEMENT

The hoodlums, according to police report, allegedly lured one Mr. Promise Oloruntobi, the apprentice to the truck driver to the bush, shot him dead and thereafter collected the keys of the vehicle which the driver gave to his apprentice, Oloruntobi the previous day for safe keeping ahead of their trip to Kano State, the following morning.

It was gathered that the armed gang, drove the truck ladened with 900 bags of cement away from the companies yard in Benin and immediately set for Lagos State to sell the goods unknown to the hoodlums that BUA cement company Management had tracked the whereabouts of the vehicle and the goods.

Parading one of the suspects, Mr. Omohagbon Umogbae at the police headquarters, the State Commissioner of police, Mr. Phillip Ogbaudu, said luck ran out of Mr. Omohagbon when he and his cohort arrived Ahor Community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the State where they lost six tires of the truck to potholes on the road.

The Commissioner explained that while the suspects were trying to fix their flat tires, police operatives attached to Egba police Division got information that one of the BUA trucks had been hijacked from where it was parked, and apprehended Mr. Umogbae Omohagbon after Mr. ThankGod had escaped.

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He revealed that police operatives attached to Egba Division, thereafter handed over the suspect to Okpella police who demanded the whereabouts of the apprentice to the truck driver, was shot dead by Mr. ThankGod in the bush before the truck was taken away from the yard.

Upon further interrogation, Mr. Umogbae took police personnel to the bush where they discovered the decomposing body of the truck apprentice, Promise Olorun and handed him over to his family for burial.

The truck had been recovered with the 900 bags of cement while the suspect had been charged to court.

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