Ajayi denied having knowledge of the type of business the criminal gang were involved in, claiming her involvement with them was the recent purchase of goods.
Ajayi was apprehended for her complicity in the theft after receiving stolen goods.
Six other suspects, Taiwo Olabode, 38, Dele Rotimi, 37, Olanrewaju Gbadamosi, 33, Lukman Akinola, 33, Uche Anthony, 27, and Taiwo Ayodele, 27, were nabbed for hijacking trucks in some western states.
Abdulmajid Ali, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, revealed that investigations are still ongoing concerning the suspects.
He said, “The suspects were arrested in Ore, Ondo State; Fiditi, Oyo State; and Ogijo, Ogun State. The syndicate confessed to hijacking and robbing about four trailers between 2015 and now.
“They were also involved in serial kidnappings in those states. Investigation is in progress and the suspects will soon appear in court.
“They were arrested at about 10am on August 1, while allegedly on a robbery operation at a hotel in Ore, Ondo State.
“Two locally-made guns and one dummy gun were recovered from them”.
Maintaining her innocence, Ajayi explained that though she purchased some goods from the suspects, she did not have any idea about what they were about.
“I do not know any of these gang members. It is true that I bought about 100 cartons of drinks from Lanre’s father (Gbadamosi). That was in April 2015.
“I did not know the goods were stolen. The man was my friend’s husband. It was the man who said he had some goods to sell and I paid him.
“I cannot recall how much I paid for the cartons. I have never met his son or any of these people. I have children and grandchildren; I cannot rob”, she said.