September 24, 2022

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Benue police arrest fleeing Kuje prison escapee

The Benue State Police Command has arrested one of the escapees from Kuje prison following the attack on the facility on July 5, 2022.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, the suspect identified as Ebube Igwe Jude was arrested in Makurdi on Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi, the state capital.

“On 19/7/2022 at about 3 pm, information was received about one Ebube Igwe Jude; a fugitive who had arrived Makurdi as a result of Kuje jailbreak.

“Detectives deployed to investigate the case arrested him at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi.

“During the investigation, he confessed to have escaped from Kuje correctional center during the jailbreak.

“He stated further that he is an awaiting trial inmate, standing trial in a case of Culpable Homicide involving his girlfriend.”

Anene said that the command had begun processes to hand over the escapee to the Nigeria Correctional Service for necessary actions.

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