Police Recapture Another Kuje Prison Escapee In Minna

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AZ:5250/NGS/PPRO/VOL.21/66
1st AUGUST, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

KUJE CUSTODIAL CENTRE: ANOTHER INMATE RECAPTURED IN MINNA

In a continued effort to recapture escaped inmates from Kuje custodial center during the jail break, on 31/07/2022 at about 0700hrs based on a tip off, Police operatives attached to Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) of the Command arrested one John Ijamu aged 42yrs ‘m’ of Apa LGA, Benue State but residing along Mandela road, Minna.

The inmate was arrested in his residence in Minna and during interrogation; he confessed that he escaped from the custodial facility during the attack along with other inmates while he escaped further to Lapai area where he stayed in a Mosque for about two weeks before he arrived Minna on 28/07/2022.

He claimed that he was arrested in Abuja since the year 2020 for the offence of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and receiving stolen property and he was remanded in the facility for the above mentioned offence he committed.

However, the Commissioner of Police Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas, fsi commended the effort of the Police operatives and directed for the immediate transfer of the inmate to the custodial centre for further necessary action.

Meanwhile, members of the public are equally admonished to be more vigilant in their various localities and avoid habouring a stranger to be roaming about within the environment as criminal intentions may not be quickly known in order to prevent any ugly incident.

DSP WASIU ABIODUN.
PPRO
For: Commissioner of Police
Niger State Command

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