Police operatives in Imo State command have rearrested three inmates of Correctional Center who escaped along others during a jail break.
The new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)of the command, Bala Elkana(SP) revealed this in a press release.
Elkana said that at about 7.00am on Tuesday, detectives from Oru West Division successfully rearrested Cosmas Mbamara of Ohakpu area, Mgbidi, Oru West, who escaped from Correctional Centre, Owerri on 5th April, 2021 during a jail break.
He said that the suspect was facing trial for murder when he escaped from the correctional Centre noting that on the same date at about 10.00am, Surveillance Team from Orlu Division arrested Okafor George Chisomo of Ezeachi area, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state.
The PPRO said that the suspect was arrested at Umuaba Village, Orlu LGA during a well coordinated operation.
He said that the suspect was involved in series of murder in Orlu and environ one of which according to him was the murder charges he is facing at Orlu High Court that happened in November, 2019 when he allegedly slaughtered a lady, Matrida Eboh.
Elkana said he was also one of the inmates who escaped from Correctional Centre, Owerri during the jail break.
The PPRO said “in a related development, detectives from Okigwe Division rearrested one Nwankwo Levi ‘m’ 35 years old, of Okigwe area. The suspect was arrested on 13th May, 2021 in his hideout at Okigwe. He was facing charges of kidnapping and armed robbery before his escaped from the Correctional Centre, Owerri during the said jail break.
“These arrests followed the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc to Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Commanders of Tactical Units, to ensure that prisoners who escaped from the correctional centre are rearrested to face justice. Members of the public are enjoined to continue to support the Police with credible information. Together we will continue to keep Imo State safe. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police ordered that the suspects be handed over to Nigeria Correctional Service, Owerri.”