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Two Arrested By Enugu Police For Stealing 26 Water Tanks

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Officials of the Enugu State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of two suspects for allegedly stealing 26 water tanks at Amube-Ohum in the Orba community, in the Udenu Local Government Area of the state.

The Eastern Updates had on Monday that the suspects, Chiegeonu Eze, 22, and Obinna Ezeugwu, 23, were arrested on April 23.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed that the suspects, who specialised in stealing water tanks from construction sites in the community, were arrested while attempting to steal two tanks from a site.

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‘The two tanks and seven other tanks were recovered from them, while their confessional statements led to further recovery of 17 other tanks from one of their receivers,’ he said.

Ndukwe added that the owners of the tanks had been identified, while the suspects would be charged in court.

Operatives of Imo State Police Command codenamed: ‘Operation restore peace’ have confirmed the arrest of nine suspected bandits terrorising the state.

Spokesperson for the Command, Henry Okoye, in a statement, yesterday, said the commander of the gang that operates in Mbaise/Ngor Okpala axis of the state, was also, arrested, while some fetish items, arms, and ammunition, including AK 47 rifles and magazines, 190 rounds of ammunition, pistols, among others were recovered in the operation.

Okoye said investigating efforts are on top gear to arrest other syndicate members at large and make them face the full wrath of the law.

Recall that five male police officers and a couple were shot dead by some gunmen, who recently invaded a canteen at the Okpala Junction when the officers on patrol were eating food.

The Eastern Updates


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