Edo Prisoner Kills Neighbor Who Testified Towards Him in Court docket Hours After Escape


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A convict who escaped from the Oko Correctional Centre in Edo state has killed his neighbor who testified towards him in court docket.


The convict killed his neighbor hours after escaping.


In response to Vanguard, the escapee prisoner was amongst over 1,993 prisoners who escaped from two correctional amenities in Edo state. 


Few have been arrested whereas about 1,818 prisoners are nonetheless on the run and had flooded the streets launching numerous levels of assaults.


Addressing newsmen yesterday, Babatunde Kokumo, Edo commissioner of police, mentioned they’ve arrested 126 suspected criminals and 10 amongst them have been escapees.


His phrases based on TheCable: “We have now commenced actions towards the legal parts. It is going to curiosity you to know that 10 of the legal parts who escaped from Oko Correctional Centre on Airport Street, Benin and the Correctional Centre on Sapele Street, Benin have been additionally arrested.

“One among them, after having escaped from Oko correctional centre, ran again to his village on the identical day, to kill the one that stood as a 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 Automobile (SUV). Three of them met on the correctional centre they usually have been caught by the police.

“A set of two escapees equally stole a Toyota Camry automobile. Additionally they met on the correctional centre. They have been arrested by Okada Division of Edo State Police Command. We have now a complete of ten escapees.

“The weapons have been additionally recovered from the legal parts.”


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