Kuje escapee, 17 other suspects in police net - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Kuje escapee, 17 other suspects in police net

Nasarawa State Police Command wednesady  paraded  another escapee from Kuje Correctional Centre  in  the Federal Capital Territory Abuja following attack on the facility by insurgents in August 2022. 

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel who disclosed this in Lafia, the state capital while  briefing  journalists,  said the escapee  Haruna Sunday was arrested in Karu Local Government Area of the state for alleged involvement in another  criminal activities.

According to the Police spokesperson, the arrest of the suspect followed complaints from some residents of the area of persistent cases of  forceful snatching of telephone and invasion on homes  by the suspect.

The suspect,  Mr Haruna Sunday  who confessed to the crime said he escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre during the jailbreak in 2022 and fled to Kaduna state  but later moved to Masaka in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

"I escaped from the Kuje prison during the jail break in 2022 while awaiting in the prison. It was the telephone that I ate that brought me into the prison".

The arrest of Mr Haruna Sunday brings  the number of kuje escapee to three in  Nasarawa State  since the jail break in 2022 

Seven other suspects were paraded by the police for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and dealets  in Indian hemp.

Items recovered from the suspects include  900,000 Naira cash, arms and ammunition as well as bags of dried leaves suspected to be  Indian hemp.

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