The police in Enugu state have arrested three male suspects for their involvement in railway tracks and sleepers vandalism in the state.
Confirming their arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said one Chukwuma Okoye aged 56 and Oluchukwu Igboke aged 25, both of Anambra State, were intercepted and arrested on July 2 at about 0140hrs, by a Joint Security patrol team, headed by the Officer-in-Charge of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, at Emene Enugu, along Enugu/Abakaliki highway.
”Upon search conducted on 2 Mercedes trucks with registration numbers: AWK 296 YX and UWN 471 ZX, they were respectively driving, the Operatives uncovered large pieces of vandalized railway tracks and sleepers, they both confessed to be transporting from Ezza-Nkwubor, Emene to Anambra State. The 2 lorries and the vandalized items have been recovered.
Similarly, Police Operatives attached to the Command’s CP Monitoring Unit on June 10 arrested one Boniface Eze aged 37, of Anambra State and recovered a Mercedes 911 lorry with registration number: XC 360 UWN loaded with vandalized railway tracks and sleepers at Ezza-Nkwubor, Emene, Enugu.
His arrest is due to the Operatives’ swift response to credible information, alleging that some persons vandalized the said railway tracks and sleepers, loaded and were about to transport same to an unknown location. The suspect and driver of the said lorry also confessed to be transporting the vandalized items to Anambra State.”Ndukwe said
He added that efforts have been intensified to arrest accomplices to the crime, with the view to charging them to court once the investigation is concluded.