Two persons suspected to be serial stealers of water tanks at building sites at Orhom Orba, Udenu local government area of Enugu State, have been remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Nsukka.
Stolen water tanks numbering twenty-six were also recovered from the suspects, Enugu State Police Command said in a press release signed by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Monday.
They were arrested by police operatives serving in Udenu Area Command with the assistance of locals in the morning hours of 23/04/2023, Ndukwe said.
He gave the names of the suspects as Chiegeonu Eze, 22, and Obinna Ezeugwu, 23.
“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 PPRO said.
He added, “The two tanks and seven others were recovered from them, while their confessional statements led to the further recovery of seventeen others from one of their receivers of the stolen tanks, who is at large.
“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.”