The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Wednesday confirmed that one of the escapees of the Kuje Correctional centre attack has been arrested.
Yakubu AbdulMumuni, a 28-year-old, male, was arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command in Sango-Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
Oyeyemi said AbdulMumuni was convicted for conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kogi State and was sent to Kuje prison was arrested on Monday following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota divisional headquarters that, the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.
“Upon the information, the DPO Sango-Ota division, SP Saleh Dahiru quickly mobilised his men and moved to the area where the convict was apprehended.
“He confessed to the Police that he escaped from Kuje Correctional Center on the 5th of July 2022, when the Center was attacked by bandits.
“He stated further that he was convicted by Kogi state High Court for the offence of Conspiracy and culpable Homicide and sent to Kuje Correctional Center.”
The PPRO, however, confirmed that the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has instructed the State Criminal Investigation Department to expedite the transfer of the convict to a Correctional Center with immediate effect.