One of the inmates who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centres, Imo State, Oyemachi Maduabuchi, has been re-arrested in Lagos State.
Anaedoonline.ng learned that Maduabuchi was part of the prisoners that escaped from the facility after the jailbreak that occurred on April 5, 2021.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the suspect who fled Owerri that same day was said to have moved to Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State, to meet his mother.
He added that Maduabuchi’s mother later linked him up with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi, of Customs Bus Stop Ijegun Lagos. The sister thereafter invited him to Lagos on April 19.
Adejobi noted that the suspect was arrested after he allegedly stole a sim and the memory cards of a member of Bride Assembly church.
Adejobi said: “The suspect was kept in the sister’s house where she used to lead him to church for special deliverance service.
“In the process, after the night vigil on April 20, at Bride Assembly Church, Ijesha Area of Lagos State, the suspect allegedly stole the sim and the memory cards of a member (name withheld) of the church before he was eventually arrested and the stolen items recovered from him.
“In the course of police investigation, it was revealed that the suspect has been standing trial since 2009 for conspiracy, armed robbery and arson before Justice Nna Amadi of Mgbidi High Court 1, at Mgbidi in Imo State.
“The suspect has confessed to the crime while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP. Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for further investigation and necessary action.
“The commissioner of police, therefore, assured the general public that the command will not relent on its efforts in making the state safe and peaceful for all and sundry to live in as all hands are on deck to effectively police Lagos State.”
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