The Enugu State Police Command said on Thursday that it had caught a suspect in the act of breaking and stealing from an office plaza in Oji River.
This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu.
Amaraizu said in the statement that the suspect was caught by a team of police operatives and neighbourhood vigilance group while he was robbing an office plaza in Oji River community in the state.
According to the statement, the incident happened on June 18 at about 1:00 a.m. in the Oji River community, the headquarter of Oji River Local Government Area.
Amaraizu said that the suspect identified as one Ifeanyi Eze hailed from Aguata Local Government Area in Anambra State.
“The suspect had allegedly broken into an office by breaking the wall of the said office plaza at midnight and carted away desktop computers.
“The suspect was allegedly breaking the safes in the office looking for money when he was caught in the act.
“Items recovered from the suspect included desktop computers and an axe, which he allegedly used in breaking the walls of offices in the plaza and gaining entry,’’ Amaraizu said in the statement.
The police spokesman noted that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, had ordered for an investigation and diligent prosecution of the suspect after investigation.