The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two suspects identified as Chiegeonu Eze aged 22 and Obinna Ezeugwu aged 23, who allegedly specialised in stealing water tanks in the Orba community of Udenu Local Government Area in the state.
The duo who steal the tanks from building construction sites in the community, were arrested on April 23, while attempting to steal two tanks from a site on the said date.
The two tanks and seven others were recovered from them, while their confessional statements led to the further recovery of 17 others from one of their receivers of the stolen tanks, who is at large.
The police command made this known in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, shared on their Twitter page on Monday.
The statement partly read, “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.”