Police Rearrest Kuje Prison Escappee in Niger

Police Rearrest Kuje Prison Escappee in Niger

By Laleye Dipo

One of the inmates of the custodial facility in Kuje, the federal Capital Territory, Kazeem Murtala, has been rearrested.

Murtala aged 54 years was rearrested in Suleja town of Niger state on Monday according to a statement by the Niger state police Commissioner Mr Monday Bala Kuyars.

Kuyars said in the statement that the rearrested escapee was nabbed in the Bakassi area of Suleja town following intelligence from members of the community.

According to the police boss Murtala had confessed to the police that he was among those that escaped from Kuje prison.

Part of the statement reads: “During interrogation, the inmate confessed that he escaped from Kuje Custodial Center during the attack where he was serving jail term after conviction for an offense he committed and he has been in the custody for the past two years”.

The Police boss commended the efforts of the patrol team and directed that the inmate should be transferred to the custodial center immediately.

Kuyars appreciated members of the public for giving such intelligence to the Police  urging them to sustain such effort towards fighting crime and criminality in the state.

It will be recalled that terrorists attacked the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja killing four inmates and set over 800 of the inmates free in addition to setting on fire government and private vehicles within the centre.

One of the escapees was also rearrested days after in Nasarawa state.

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