Police arrest Kuje prison escapee in Ogun

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A 28-year-old Kuje Correctional Center escapee, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State.

The escapee was arrested in Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.

The Police spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

Oyeyemi said AbdulMumuni who was convicted for conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kogi State and sent to Kuje correctional centre was arrested on Monday by operatives of the Police Command.

Oyeyemi said, “The escapee, 28-year-old Yakubu AbdulMumuni was arrested following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota divisional headquarters that, the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.

“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 confessed to the Police that he escaped from Kuje Correctional Center on the 5th of July 2022, when the Center was attacked by bandits.

“He stated further that he was convicted by Kogi state High Court for offence of Conspiracy and culpable Homicide and sent to Kuje Correctional Center.”

The PPRO, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to facilitate the transfer of the convict to the Correctional Center with immediate effect.

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