Police capture fleeing Kuje prison escapees in Benue, Adamawa


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The Benue State Police Command has arrested one of the escapees from Kuje prison following the attack on the facility on July 5, 2022.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, the suspect identified as Ebube Igwe Jude was arrested in Makurdi on Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi, the state capital.

“On 19/7/2022 at about 3 pm, information was received about one Ebube Igwe Jude; a fugitive who had arrived Makurdi as a result of Kuje jailbreak.

“Detectives deployed to investigate the case arrested him at George Akume way, Wurukum, Makurdi.

“During the investigation, he confessed to have escaped from Kuje correctional center during the jailbreak.

“He stated further that he is an awaiting trial inmate, standing trial in a case of Culpable Homicide involving his girlfriend.”

Also, the Adamawa State Police Command announced the arrest of a Kuje Prison escapee trying to relocate to Bama, his native home in Borno State.

The 23-year-old inmate, Abubakar Mohammed, is facing terrorism charges.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, who said the escapee was arrested along the Adamawa/Borno border.

Akande also said that the command had recovered weapons, and arrested 12 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in the state.

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