POLICE RE-ARREST FLEEING INMATE FROM IMO CORRECTIONAL CENTRE
The Imo State Police command has re-arrested an inmate who recently escaped from the Imo Correctional centre.
Recall, about 1,844 inmates were set free when hoodlums attacked the prison headquarters in Owerri on April 5.
The Imo State Police PRO, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando, who confirmed the re-arrest of the jailbreak escapee in a statement, identified the inmate as Eze Obinna, from Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of the State.
“The operatives while acting on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP ABUTU YARO, fdc to rid Imo state of crime and criminality to take the war against violent crime to the den of the hoodlums, as well as rearrest the escapee inmates of the Correctional services stormed Obinze, Owerri West LGA, Imo State, arrested the said Eze Obinna whom has since his escape from the prison, formed another deadly kidnap gang and have been terrorising Owerri and environs,” he said.
He said the suspect was first arrested in December 2020 by the operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, for kidnapping a victim, where he personally transferred the sum of five million naira from the victim’s Bank account to his own account.
He was said to have and later collected the sum of four million Naira cash, as ransom from the same victim, while the victims Toyota Venza car is yet to be recovered.
Three AK-47 rifles with a large amount of ammunition were also recovered from him and his accomplices then.