Kuje Prison Escapee Nabbed For Burglary In Nasarawa

The state Police Public Relations Officer of Nasarawa State, DSP Ramhan Nansel, has confirmed the arrest of an inmate who escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, for allegedly stealing property from a house in the Masaka community, in the Karu Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the development while addressing newsmen at the command headquarters in Lafia on Wednesday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Nansel said the suspect allegedly broke into the apartment on Thursday, June 8, and stole some mobile phones and television.

He said policemen attached to the Masaka Police Division arrested the suspect following a tip-off, adding that upon interrogation, “the suspect confessed to have escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre when it was attacked in 2022.”

Nansel said the suspect would be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service for further action.

Meanwhile, the suspect said he was awaiting trial before the attack that paved the way for his escape in 2022.

He said he was hiding at a friend’s place in Kaduna State after the escape and was later lured into crime, which he regretted, NAN reports.

The PPRO also confirmed the arrest of 17 other suspects for various criminal offences, including kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, among others, between May 25 and June 8.

He said four firearms and three rounds of live ammunition were also recovered from the suspects.

Nansel reiterated the command’s resolve to curb crime in the state and called for the cooperation of the public in order to succeed.


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