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Shocking: Edo escpaed prisoners rearrested in Kaduna for robbery

Shocking: Edo escpaed prisoners rearrested in Kaduna for robbery
Shocking: Edo escpaed prisoners rearrested in Kaduna for robbery

Four convicts who escaped from the Oko Prison in Edo State during the #EndSARS protest are rearrested.

The suspects, including a death house convict and an ex-soldier, were arrested in Kaduna State where that they had resorted to robbery and car snatching.

They were arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) Abuja.

Police spokesman Frank Mba said the convicts – Adebayo Opeyemi (ex-soldier), Onorede Benjamin (on death row), Peter Felix Osas and Hudu Musa – colluded with others, on bail, to continue incrime.

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Mba, who paraded the suspects in Abuja yesterday, said Benjamin, the de facto leader of the new gang, snatched a vehicle half-hour after his escape.

Benjamin drove to Kaduna and sold the car with Musa’s help.

According to Mba, Musa specialised in selling stolen cars at border communities and had nine months left of his sentence before he escaped.

He added that 34 persons were arrested for crimes including robbery, car theft, unlawful possession and illegal dealing in weapons. Among them was a lady arrested for illegal arms dealing.

Eight cars, eight AK-47 rifles and other assorted weapons were recovered, he said.

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