Kuje prison (file photo)
Security operatives re-arrest fleeing Kuje correction centre inmate in Niger
Security operatives have re-arrested one of the fleeing suspects from the Kuje Correctional Centre in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abja. He was recaptured in Suleja, a commercial hub in Niger State, which shares boundary with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The suspect, Kazeem Murtala, aged 54, according to a statement signed by DSP Wasiu A. Abiodun, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Niger State Command, for the state Commissioner of Police, the suspect was re-arrested on 9/07/2022 at about 2030 hours.
“Police operatives attached to ‘A’ Div Suleja, while on patrol around General Hospital, Suleja down to Bakasi area of the commercial hub, and based on credible intelligence, the operatives stormed an identified compound and arrested one Kazeem Murtala aged 54 years”.
“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, he stated.
Meanwhile, Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Monday Bala Kuryas, who commended the Suleja patrol team for the feat, also ordered the immediate transfer of the criminal to the correction centre.