The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one of the fleeing terrorist of the Kuje Correctional Centre following the attack on the facility on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
The suspect, Yakubu AbdulMumuni was arrested in Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state following an information received by the Police at Sango Ota Divisional Headquarters that the convict was sighted somewhere around the axis.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said the escapee was intercepted on Monday, two days after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
“Upon the information, the DPO Sango Ota Division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly moblised his men and moved to the area where the convict was apprehended,” he said.
“He confessed to the police that he escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre on the 5th of July, 2022, when the centre was attacked by bandits.
“He stated further that he was convicted by Kogi State High Court for the offence of conspiracy and culpable homicide and sent to the Kuje Correctional Centre.”
The PPRO further disclosed that the State Commissioner of Police, ‘Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the escapee be immediately transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to facilitate his transfer to the Kuje Correctional Centre in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.