Man who allegedly poisoned garden eggs worth N729,000 in Police net

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

For apparently posing a grave danger to the well-being of potential consumers of a farm produce, the Police in Enugu State of Nigeria have arrested a man for allegedly poisoning about 143 bags of garden eggs worth N729,000 at a popular market in Enugu metropolis.

Agency report states that Mr. Daniel Ndukwe, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the State Command, said this in a statement in Enugu, the state capital, Saturday, April 11.

Mr. Ndukwe, who is Assistant Superintendent of Police, disclosed that said the suspect carried out his nefarious activity at Akwata sub-market of the Ogbete Main Market, in Enugu.

The Police spokesman revealed that the Police operatives from Central Police Station, Enugu, arrested the suspect April 8 at about 2 p.m.

He said: “Following a report, Police operatives attached to the station arrested the suspect for allegedly emptying a can of a suspected toxic liquid substance on loads of garden eggs at Akwata sub-market of the Ogbete Main Market, Enugu.

“The garden eggs numbering about 143 bags are currently worth N729, 000.

“Investigation to ascertain the real motive(s) of the suspect as well as apprehend and prosecute his accomplices to the crime is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department.’’

According to him, Ahmad Abdurrahman, Enugu State Commissioner of Police, commended the efforts of the dogged officers, security stakeholders and law-abiding citizens of the state for the collaboration and support that made the arrest possible.

Ndukwe stated that the commissioner has always reiterated his commitment to getting tough on unrepentant criminal elements in order to achieve maximum public security and safety in the state, especially in these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To this end, the commissioner has charged all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical/Operational Departments of the Command to redouble their efforts and be resolute in curbing crimes and criminality in the state.

“The peace-loving citizens have been called upon to promptly report suspected criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest police station or by contacting the Command on 08032003702, 08075390882 or 08086671202 or by sending electronic mails to contact042ppro@gmail.com.’’

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