In Enugu, Police arrest 3 transformer vandals,  recover ammunition from fleeing robbery suspects

Police Operatives serving in New Haven Police Division of Enugu State Command on Saturday 06/05/2023 recovered a locally fabricated cut-to-size gun loaded with one (1) live cartridge, abandoned by escaping armed robbery suspects at New Artisan, Enugu.

Police public relations officer, Enugu state Command,DSP Dan Ndukwe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the recovery was due to the swift response of the  police Operatives and  Neighborhood Watch Group, who  responded ” to credible information that the criminal elements were sighted in the area.””

The statement read: ” In a different development, Police Operatives serving in Abakpa Division, while also working with personnel of the Neighborhood Watch Group, on 30/04/2023 at about 4am, arrested three (3) male suspects namely: one Chidera Eze aged 25, Ifesi Agbo aged 23 and Arinze Akoma aged 20, while they were vandalizing the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Transformer, at Church Road Housing Estate, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu.

” The suspects, who  specialized in vandalizing Transformers and other public assets, confessed to the crime, while the tricycle they used for operation, rubber hand gloves, spanners, adjustable wrenches and other workshop tools were recovered from them.

“The case is undergoing further discreet investigation at the State CID, Enugu and will be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigation”, Ndukwe said..

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