Crime and Security

Police re-arrest jail breaker after 2 years of freedom

Police re-arrest jail breaker after 2 years of freedom

A jail breaker, Gideon Balogun, who escaped from the Enugu State prison in 2017 has been re-arrested by operatives of the State police command.

The Enugu State Police Command said announced that it has re-arrested Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.

 Spokesman of the command SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Thursday said Balogun, who hailed from Edo, was re-arrested on Aug. 21, in Emene, an outskirt of Enugu metropolis.

He revealed that the suspect, a former inmate of Enugu Prison, had been on the wanted list of the NCS in Enugu State.

“Police operatives of Emene Division in the early hours of Wednesday re-arrested the wanted suspect while attempting to steal shafts from a mechanic workshop located in Emene, along Enugu-Abakiliki Road,’’ the police spokesman said.

Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, has directed for a full scale investigations into the alleged nefarious activities of the suspect and to arraign him in court.

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