Inmates who escaped after jailbreak formed kidnappers’ gang rearested by Police

Police operatives attached to the Imo State Police Command have rearrested an inmate of the Owerri Custodial Centre, who allegedly formed a gang of kidnappers after he escaped from the correctional facility on April 5, 2021.

According to a statement by the Media Adviser to Imo State Commissioner of Police, CSP Mike Abatam, the suspected criminal element confessed to have escaped after suspected members of IPOB broke the jail, thereby causing many other criminals to escape.

CSP Mike said that the suspect, whose name was given as Kelvin was arrested
in Orji, in Owerri North LGA of Imo State on Saturday, June 26.

Meanwhile, during interrogation, Kelvin told Police officers where they could find his gang members, upon hearing the details, the Police swung to action and arrested them. According to the Mike, the other 2 were arrested in Enugu State.

The Police gave the names of the other two criminal elements as; Rapheal Nnamdi, who was said to be an ex-convict from Ozu Okizu in Oyi LGA of Anambra and Johnson Ahanonu, an escapee of Imo correctional Home from Obilibi Mbeiri Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State.

CSP Mike said that the Police recovered a Highlander SUV vehicle with Reg. No. RLU 192 TY from the suspect, Kelvin upon arrest.

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