10 Escapees From Benin Prisons Have Been Re-Arrested By Police
It has been revealed that as many as ten prisoners who escaped from Benin prisons have been nabbed once more.
In line with The Nation, ten of the 1,993 inmates of Oko Correctional Centre on Airport Street, Benin and the Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Street, who escaped on October 19 after jailbreaks, instantly returned to crime and have been re-arrested by the police.
Edo Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, Wednesday paraded the 126 suspected criminals, together with the ten escapees, arsonists and looters of COVID-19 palliatives on the state’s police headquarters in Authorities Reservation Space (GRA), Benin.
The ten re-arrested male escapees from Benin and Oko correctional centres are Emmanuel Udoh, Friday Etim, Victor Akpotor, Fortunate Valuable, Osarumen Enoragbon, Patrick Eguavoen, Abraham Matthew, Endurance Ifobuow, Mohammed Adamu and Henry Atadi.
Kokumo mentioned: “Now we have commenced actions towards the felony components. It should curiosity you to know that ten of the felony components who escaped from Oko Correctional Centre on Airport Street, Benin and the Correctional Centre on Sapele Street, Benin have been additionally arrested. Certainly one of them, after having escaped from Oko correctional centre, ran again to his village on the identical day, to kill the one that stood as prosecution witness within the case that took him to the correctional centre. He has been arrested and he’s among the many suspects.
“One other group of three escapees from the correctional centre in Benin additionally went forward to grab a Lexus Sport Utility Car (SUV). Three of them met on the correctional centre and so they have been caught by the police.
“A set of two escapees equally stole a Toyota Camry automotive. In addition they met on the correctional centre. They have been arrested by Okada Division of Edo State Police Command. Now we have a complete of ten escapees.
“The weapons have been additionally recovered from the felony components. Anyone who’s armed with weapon of destruction is not embarking on a peaceable protest. We wish to guarantee the nice individuals of Edo State that the police have the capability to supply satisfactory safety for his or her lives and property. For that purpose, we’re dominating the general public area.
“The stolen arms and ammunition regrettably shall be unleashed on the members of the general public. We’re leaving no stone unturned to make sure that there may be complete security. Edo residents ought to go about their lawful companies with out concern of being molested and with out concern of criminals coming to wreck violent assaults.”
Edo commissioner of police additionally said that it was lawful for residents to protest, however he declared that they need to not go for violence or felony actions.
He mentioned: “The #EndSARS protests turned gory, bloody, lawless and have been hijacked by hoodlums and felony components who launched into destruction of property, arson, breaking and stealing, housebreaking, raping girls, killing policemen on their gory paths to destruction, liberating convicted criminals and felons, whereas a few of them bought engaged in complete brigandage. It was very clear that the felony components really hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
“Peaceable protest is seen as a way of registering significant displeasure, however what we noticed was #EndSARS protests that have been hijacked by felony components and brigands. Some police stations have been razed, arms and ammunition have been carted away, warehouses have been vandalised and looted, people have been violently attacked for no simply trigger, unprovoked assaults on harmless residents and unprovoked assaults on policemen who have been discharging their statutory duties and duties have been embarked upon.
“Now we have a transparent directive of the Inspector-Normal of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to place an finish to all types of violence, arson, lawlessness and to reclaim the general public area, in addition to to revive the arrogance of members of the general public in our (police’s) capacity and capability to revive peace.
“I be a part of the IGP to say loud and clear that sufficient is sufficient. We’ll mobilise all assets (human and non-human) and all police operational belongings to make sure that we deliver again peace to the land, the place the law-abiding residents can go about their lawful companies, with out concern of being attacked by hoodlums.”
Kokumo additionally disclosed that 5 AK-47 rifles, two locally-made exhibit weapons, one locally-made gun, one Lexus 330 SUV, with registration quantity: KWL 205 AZ, one Toyota Camry saloon automotive, with registration quantity: LSD 231 GD, two baggage of 50kg and one bag of 25kg rice and 24 crates of varied drinks have been.