Police Clamp Down On Electrical Theft Syndicate Who Stole Electrical Wires Worth N1.5m In Enugu

Date: 11-04-2024 6:15 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 11-04-2024 06:15 PM (1 month ago)

In a significant breakthrough for law enforcement in Enugu, the State Police Command has apprehended two individuals linked to a series of thefts targeting electrical installations at construction sites across the city. The arrests, announced by the Command's Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, mark a critical step in addressing the rampant theft of building materials that has plagued the burgeoning construction industry in Enugu.

On the morning of April 6, officers from the Independence Layout Police Division, acting on actionable intelligence, detained the suspects, recovering stolen property worth approximately ₦1.5 million. Items seized during the operation include electrical distribution boxes, numerous rolls of electrical cables, and a variety of LED bulbs, highlighting the extent of the duo's criminal activities.

The first of the suspects, identified as Sunday Ogbodo, 38, hails from Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area. Ogbodo, who employed a Peugeot 406 for his illicit operations, confessed to the police that he had been involved in the theft of electrical wiring and other installations from several construction sites within the Independence Layout and other areas of the Enugu metropolis.

Ogbodo's revelations subsequently led to the capture of Ogbonna Maduabuchi, 40, from Amechi-Uwani Awkunanaw in Enugu South LGA, on April 9. Described as a key conspirator and the primary distributor of the stolen goods, Maduabuchi also admitted to his role in the criminal enterprise.

DSP Ndukwe disclosed that the police are pursuing further leads to apprehend additional members of the syndicate still at large. Both Ogbodo and Maduabuchi are set to face prosecution once the ongoing investigation concludes.

In light of these arrests, DSP Ndukwe has called on residents who may have fallen victim to similar thefts at their construction sites to come forward. The police invite them to visit the Independence Layout Police Station to identify potentially recovered items and to assist with the ongoing investigation. This initiative not only seeks to reunite owners with their stolen property but also aims to fortify the community's trust in the police force's ability to protect their assets and maintain public safety.

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