Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested 60-year-old Ali Shuaibu, a fleeing inmate of the Kuje Correctional Centre.
Spokesperson of the Command, Mohammed Jalige, said Shuaibu, was on his way to Kano his home state when he was rearrested by security personnel on Sunday, the 17th July, 2022 around 7.30 pm.
He said, the suspect confessed he was part of the inmates that escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reported that suspected terrorists had attacked the Kuje Correctional facility and freed over 800 inmates including members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province, (ISWAP).
A statement issued by Jalige on Monday, explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, had directed that necessary protocols be carried out before handing the suspect over to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) for proper placement.
“Sequel to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command’s directive to all tactical commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to mount purposeful surveillance across all inlets to Kaduna State in response to the recent infamous Kuje jailbreak as instructed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, the operatives without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures, responded effectively which has started yielding a positive result with the arrest of a suspected escapee on the 17th July 2022 at about 1930hrs.
“The suspect, one Ali Shuaibu, 60yrs of age, and an indigene of Kano State, was apprehended by the Police Operatives at a location in Kaduna, while on transit to Kano based on active intelligence. The suspect on preliminary investigation revealed that he is part of the inmates who escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje medium security correctional centre.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini A. Ayoku psc (+), mni, directed that necessary protocols be carried out before handing the suspect over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for proper placement. He further tasked Officers not to relent in their effort to effectively tackle all forms of crimes and criminality in all critical areas of the State”, the statement added.