One of the fleeing inmates of the Kuje Correctional Centre, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, has been arrested by police at Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the Ogun State
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reported that suspected terrorists had last week Tuesday attacked the Kuje Correctional facility and freed over 800 inmates including members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province, (ISWAP).
Spokesperson of thecOgun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, said 28-year-old AbdulMumuni was arrested on Monday by operatives of the command.
According to him, 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 of Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru, was said to have quickly mobilised his men 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 Centre”, Oyeyemi informed.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had directed the State CIID to facilitate the transfer of the convict to the correctional centre without further delay.