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There was a mild drama in Enugu State when some fleeing suspected robbers abandoned a locally fabricated cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge.
The weapon was reportedly recovered from police operatives at New Artisan area of the State.
Spokesperson for Enugu Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He added that three suspects were also caught while vandalising a transformer within Enugu metropolis by the police with the assistance of Neighbourhood Watch officers.
Ndukwe said that police operatives recovered the abandoned gun from the robbery suspects on Saturday at about 1:30 a.m.
He said that the feat was achieved by police operatives, with assistance from the Neighborhood Watch Group, swiftly responding to credible information that the criminal elements were sighted in the area.
“In a different development, police operatives working with personnel of the Neighborhood Watch Group, on April 30 at about 4 a.m., arrested three male suspects while they were vandalising Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Transformer at Church Road Housing Estate, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu.
“The suspects, who specialise in vandalising Transformers and other public assets, confessed to the crime, while the tricycle they used for operation, rubber hand gloves, spanners, adjustable wrenches and other workshop tools, were recovered from them,” he said.
The police spokesman said that the cases are still undergoing further discreet investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu and would be charged to court upon conclusion of the investigation.
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