The Enugu State Police Command has arrested three persons suspected to be behind rail tracks vandalism and the sale of rail components to their accomplices in the state.
The Command’s Spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, who made this known in a statement on Friday said that the notorious suspected vandals were arrested on Aug. 21 in Emene, at the outskirts of Enugu metropolis.
He said that items recovered from them included machetes, saws, cutter, digger, iron rods, one big spanner and long pincers as well as the vandalised items and a vehicle used in conveying the items.
Amaraizu explained that the suspects were arrested by police operatives from Emene Division who acted on a tip-off that some suspected hoodlums were vandalising a rail track at Emene bush.
He said, “It was gathered that following the information, police operatives got to the scene where one of the suspects, Monday Uche from Ebonyi, was promptly nabbed after being overpowered.
“His arrest and revelation led to the arrest of Henry Uche of Amauda Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi, a bus driver, whose bus with registration number, XT 102 GGE, was allegedly used in conveying the stolen items.
“Also arrested in connection with the incident is one Ofor of number 47 Okorocha Lane, Ukwuoji within Emene.”
The police spokesman said that a manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang had been intensified.
“The suspects are currently helping the police operatives in their investigations which has commenced,” he said.