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Police arrests man for allegedly poisoning 143 bags of garden eggs in Enugu

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The Enugu State Police Command Saturday confirmed the arrest of a man for allegedly poisoning about 143 bags of garden eggs at a popular market in the state metropolis.

The Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement that the suspect was caught while carrying out his nefarious activity at Akwata sub-market of the Ogbete Main Market in Enugu.

According to him, the man was apprehended on April 8 by police operatives from Central Police Station, Enugu.

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.

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

Investigation to ascertain the real motives of the suspect as well as apprehend and prosecute his accomplices to the crime is ongoing at the State Criminal Investigation Department.”

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