ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Two male suspects namely Chiegeonu Eze aged 22 and Obinna Ezeugwu aged 23, have been arrested and remanded by the Police operatives in Udenu Area Command of Enugu State.
Voiceofnaija.ng gathered that the duo were specialized in stealing water tanks, commonly called Gee-Pee tank, from building construction sites in the community.
The two suspects were arrested at Amube-Ohum in Orba community of Udenu Local Government Area.
According to a statement issued by DSP Daniel Ndukwe , Police Public Relations Officer, State Headquarters, Enugu, on Monday, their arrest were made possible with the assistance of law-abiding citizens, in the early hours of 23 April, 2023.
“The duo, who were found to be specialized in stealing water tanks, commonly called Gee-Pee tank, from building construction sites in the community, were arrested while attempting to steal two tanks from a site on the said date.
“The two (2) tanks and seven (7) others were recovered from them, while their confessional statements led to the further recovery of seventeen (17) others from one of their receivers of the stolen tanks, who is at large,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, owners of the tanks have been identifying them, while upon conclusion of the investigation, the suspects were arraigned in court and accordingly remanded to Nsukka Custodial Centre for further hearing.