The Niger State Police Command on Monday announced the arrest of Kazeem Murtala, another fleeing suspect.
In a statement, Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said the escapee was arrested in a compound in Suleja, Niger State, on Saturday.
The statement said, “In view of the recent attack at Kuje Custodial Center and escape of some inmates, on 9/07/2022 about 2030hrs, Police operatives attached to ‘A’ Div Suleja while on patrol around general hospital Suleja down to Bakasi area of Suleja and based on credible intelligence, the police operatives stormed an identified compound and arrested one Kazeem Murtala aged 54yrs.
“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.”
Recall that also on Monday, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested one of the fleeing inmates, Suleiman Idi, at Area 1 motor park in the Federal Capital Territory.
He was said to be attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno state, when he was arrested, according to Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesman.
These now brings to three the number of fleeing Boko Haram inmates who have been recaptured.
On Saturday, Rahman Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer of Nasarawa Command, announced the arrest of Hassan Hassan, another inmate who fled Kuje.
He was arrested somewhere in Nasarawa.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists invaded the prison and released over 800 inmates, including all the Boko Haram suspects.