One of many inmates who escaped from Owerri Correctional Centre, Imo State, Oyemachi Maduabuchi, has been re-arrested in Lagos after allegedly stealing a SIM card and a few reminiscence playing cards.
The suspect was one of many inmates who escaped from the Correctional Centre throughout a jailbreak on April 5, 2021.
He was re-arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on April 23, 2021, Vanguard stories.
Maduabuchi, who fled Owerri the identical day, was mentioned to have moved to his village, Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State, to fulfill his mom who later linked him up along with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi, a resident of Ijegun, Lagos who thereafter invited him to Lagos on April 19, 2021.
He was mentioned to have been stored within the sister’s home the place she used to guide him to church for particular deliverance programmes.
Within the course of, after a vigil on April 20, 2021, at Bride Meeting Church, within the Ijesha space of Lagos State, the suspect allegedly stole the SIM card and reminiscence playing cards of a member (identify withheld) of the church earlier than he was ultimately arrested and the stolen gadgets recovered from him.
In the middle of police investigation, it was revealed that the suspect had been standing trial since 2009 for conspiracy, armed theft and arson earlier than Justice Nna Amadi of Ngbidi Excessive Court docket 1, at Ngbidi in Imo State.
He has reportedly since confessed to the crime whereas the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that he ought to be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for additional investigation and essential actions.
The police boss, subsequently, assured members of the general public that the command wouldn’t relent in its effort to make the state protected and peaceable for one and all to dwell in.
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