Kuje prison break: Police nabs Suspected Escapee In Kaduna
By: Femi Mustapha
The Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) Kaduna State Command, has arrested a 60-year-old man, Ali Shuaibu, suspected to be one of the escapees in the recent Kuje jailbreak, Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna State Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige, on Monday.
It could be recalled that terrorists invaded the Kuje National Correctional Centre, Abuja on 7th July 2022 and freed all the inmates.
According to DSP Jalige, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is part of the inmates who escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje medium security correctional centre.
He said: “Sequel to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command’s directive to all tactical commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to mount purposeful surveillance across all inlets to Kaduna State in response to the recent infamous Kuje Jailbreak as instructed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman the Operatives without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures, responded effectively which has started yielding a positive result with the arrest of a suspected escapee on the 17th July 2022 at about 1930hrs
“The suspect one Ali Shuaibu 60 yrs of age and an indigene of Kano State was apprehended by the Police Operatives at a location in Kaduna, while in transit to Kano based on active intelligence.
“The suspect on preliminary investigation revealed that he is part of the inmates who escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje medium security correctional centre.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command CP Yekini A. Ayoku, many directed that necessary protocols be carried out before handing the suspect over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for proper placement. He further tasked Officers not to relent in their effort to effectively tackle all forms of crimes and criminality in all critical areas of the State.