Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaTwo Escapees From Kuje Prison Arrested In Adamawa

Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command on Friday, 19/5/2023 had arrested two inmates who escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre, following an attack on the facility that freed over 500 inmates on 5/6/2022.

The escapees, Atiku Ibrahim 37 years and Adamu Ibrahim 40 years were arrested by the Command Operatives attached to Crack Squad.

A  Press Statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje that the escapees were arrested for Cattle Rustling and other nefarious activities.

“During interrogation they confessed to having been in Kuje Correctional custody since 2021, following allegations of Arms dealing against them. They also confessed to having escaped into Adamawa state until their arrest”.

“They further stated that they were awaiting trial in a case of Arms dealing and Unlawful possession of firearms,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola had directed for immediate handing over of the escapees to the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Adamawa state for necessary action.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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