It was gathered that the housewives – Iyabo Azeez and Iyabo Olaiya – were arrested by the Zonal Anti-Kidnapping Unit, after a complaint was received on a container, reportedly diverted on August 23, 2016.
It was learnt that the driver of the truck carrying the container – Ibrahim Musa, and an accomplice, Mohammed Jazuli – were initially arrested by the police in Katsina State.
The truck, with number plate, BDG 672 XK, was said to have been abandoned in the Mowe area of Ogun State, after the suspects disposed of the goods.
Another suspect, Tunde Omowunmi, who allegedly conspired with Musa and Jazuli, was also arrested.
Our correspondent learnt that the arrest of the four led to the rounding up of the housewives, who allegedly received the stolen goods.
Another man, Abdukareem Fatima, was also arrested for sharing in the stolen goods.
The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, had ordered the case to be charged to court.
He said, “The principal offender, Omowunmi, who is a notorious criminal conspired with the driver, Musa, and the three women, Abdulkareem, Azeez, and Olaiya. They have been arrested and charged to court.
“The AIG assures the general public of his commitment to tackle crime within the zone.”