Escaped Owerri Inmate Arrested in Akwa Ibom

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Police arrest escaped Owerri escaped inmate in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Akwa Ibom State has arrested David Ubong, one of the inmates released when gunmen attacked a correctional centre in Owerri, Njenje Media News reports

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, in a statement in Uyo on Friday, disclosed that Ubong confessed to have escaped from the Owerri correctional centre on April 5 but added that the suspect would be returned to Imo, to continue his jail term.

In his words:

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

“Until his conviction, the suspect was a resident of Obinze in Owerri, Imo. Suspect will be sent back to face his jail term,’’ Macdon said.

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