Owerri prison escapee arrested in Akwa Ibom – SP Odiko

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One of the escaped inmates during an attack at a correctional facility in Imo state has been arrested in Akwa Ibom.

David Ubong would be returned to Imo, to face his jail term, police say.

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Newsreal Africa recalls that at least 1,884 inmates were freed when the gunmen struck the Correctional Centre and the Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri.

According to the Punch, no fewer than 85 fleeing inmates have returned to Owerri Correctional Centre since the Monday attack.

Akwa Ibom State Police spokesman SP Odiko Macdon, said in Uyo on Friday that Ubong was apprehended on Tuesday, a day after he had escaped from the prison.

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“On April 6, 2021, personnel of Ikot Udota Police Division, Eket, relying on credible intelligence, apprehended one David Victor Ubong ‘m’ of Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area (LGA).

“Suspect confessed to being one of the inmates who escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service in the recent jailbreak at Owerri, Imo on April 5, 2021.

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Until his conviction, the suspect was a resident of Obinze in Owerri, Imo. The suspect will be sent back to face his jail term,” Macdon added.

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