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Police Arrest 2 For Stealing Wires Worth ₦1.5m In Enugu

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The Police Command in Enugu State has apprehended no fewer than two notorious criminals who allegedly specialize in stealing electrical wiring and installations in new building construction sites within the Enugu metropolis.

This is contained in a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Friday which was obtained by The Eastern Updates.

Ndukwe said the police operatives serving in the Independence Layout Police Division, acting on credible information, were arrested on April 6, at about 9 am.

The police recovered electrical distribution boxes, rolls of cables, and many quantities of LED electrical bulbs, all valued at about ₦1,500,000 from the notorious suspects.

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According to Ndukwe, police operatives arrested one Sunday Ogbodo, 38, of Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having stolen numerous electrical wiring and installation items from different building construction sites in Independence Layout and other parts of Enugu metropolis, using his Peugeot 406 car, which was also recovered.

“The suspect’s confessional statements further led to the arrest of one of his conspirators, main receiver and distributor of the stolen items, one Ogbonna Maduabuchi, 40, of Amechi-Uwani Awkunanaw in Enugu South LGA on April 9.

“He also confessed to the crime.

“Further investigative actions are underway to arrest the suspects’ cohorts at large, while they will be arraigned and prosecuted once investigations are concluded,” he said.

The PPRO urged individuals, who may have recently experienced such acts of theft of electrical wiring and installation items in their building construction sites, to visit the Independence Layout Police Station for identification of items and other necessary actions.

In another report, an Air Force cadet whose name has been given as Emmanuel Chidiebere Onyeomereneche has reportedly died in a swimming pool tragedy yesterday.

He died in the swimming pool of Damgrete Hotel in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

A source who spoke with The Eastern Updates on the condition of anonymity on Friday said the deceased went to the facility to swim at a time when the pool was undergoing renovation.

The Eastern Updates

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