Police rearrest three more fleeing Owerri inmates

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Nigerian Police

THE police in Imo State on Wednesday said it had rearrested three more fleeing inmates of Owerri Correctional Centre.

The police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, told newsmen that two of the three rearrested inmates were facing murder charges, while the other was charged with kidnapping and armed robbery as of the time they fled from the Owerri correctional centre on April 5, following a jailbreak.

Some of the inmates, who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre, were rearrested recently.

Elkana said, “On May 18, 2021 and following a sustained monitoring, detectives from Oru West Division successfully rearrested one Cosmas Mbamara ‘m’ of Ohakpu area, Mgbidi, Oru West, who escaped from the Correctional Centre, Owerri on 5th April, 2021 during a jailbreak.

“The suspect was facing trial for murder when he escaped from the correctional centre. On the same date, at about 1000hours, surveillance team from Orlu Division arrested one Okafor Chisomo ‘m’ (35), of Ezeachi area, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. The suspect was arrested at Umuaba Village, Orlu LGA during a well coordinated operation.

“He is involved in series of murder in Orlu and environ. One of the murder charges he is facing at Orlu High Court happened in November, 2019 when he slaughtered one Matrida Eboh ‘f’.  He escaped from Correctional Centre, Owerri during the jail break.

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