September 26, 2022


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Fleeing Kuje prison convict nabbed in Ogun

A 28-year-old Kuje Custodial Centre escapee, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.

The suspect was arrested at Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday, said AbdulMumuni, who was convicted  for conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kogi State, and sent to Kuje Custodial Centre, was arrested on Monday by men of the police command.

Oyeyemi said, “The escapee, 28-year-old Yakubu AbdulMumuni, was arrested following information received by policemen at the Sango-Ota divisional headquarters that the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.

“Upon the information, the DPO Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the area, where the convict was apprehended.

“He confessed to the police that he escaped from the Kuje Custodial Centre on July 5, 2022, when the facility was attacked by bandits.

“He stated further that he was convicted by the Kogi State High Court for the offences of conspiracy and culpable homicide and sent to the Kuje Custodial Centre.”

The police spokesperson said the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to facilitate the transfer of the convict back to the custodial centre with immediate effect.

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