A 28-year-old escapee from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, was arrested by officers from Ogun State Police Command.
Yakubu was arrested in Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while making it known in a statement on Wednesday, July 13, said Yakubu, who was convicted of conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kogi State, and sent to Kuje Correctional Center was arrested on Monday, July 13. 11, by members of the State Police Command.
Oyeyemi said: “The fugitive detainee, Yakubu AbdulMumuni, was arrested following reports received by police officers at Sango-Ota Division Headquarters that the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.
“Upon the information, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Sango-Ota Division, SP Saleh Dahiru quickly mobilized his men and moved to the area where the convict was apprehended.
“He confessed to police that he escaped from Kuje Correctional Center on July 5, 2022, when the prison was attacked by terrorists.
“He further noted that he was convicted by the Kogi State High Court for the offense of conspiracy and culpable homicide and sent to Kuje Correctional Center,” he added.
The Police Spokesperson further noted that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to facilitate the transfer of the convict to the Abuja Correctional Center with immediate effect. , reports The Witness.