Two inmates suspected to be among the 1,800 escapees that eloped during the jailbreak in the Owerri Correctional Center last month have been arrested by operatives of the Imo State Police Command.
CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwo, made the revelation when he addressed journalists in Owerri.
Orlando said that the Police recovered an AK-47 rifle, a Military uniform and other incriminating items from the inmates.
He said, “On the May 11, operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Nekede/Ihiagwa, acting on a report of Armed robbery stormed a criminal hideout at Eziobodo, Owerri West LGA, and arrested the following persons; Godwin Danladi and Bamaiyi Gada.”
“At the point of arrest, one AK-47 rifle, two magazines, two live ammunition, one Military Camouflage and some other Military Accoutrements were recovered from them. They confessed to being part of the Armed Robbery gang that has been terrorising Nekede and environs.”
“They are strongly believed to be part of the prison inmates that escaped from the Correctional Service on the April 5.”
He further said that efforts are ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.