Police operatives in Kaduna State say they have apprehended a suspected Kuje Maximum prison escapee on his way to Kano State.
Spokesman, Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, who made this known in a statement Monday, 18 July, 2022, said the suspect was arrested around 7:30pm on Sunday, 17 July.
TheFact Daily reports that, according to Jalige, the arrested suspect, identified as Ali Shuaibu, aged 60, is an indigene of Kano State, who confessed he was among those who fled from the detention facility when Boko Haram attacked the facility.
Jalige said that following 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 Jail break as instructed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba, the operatives, without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures, responded effectively which has started yielding a positive results with the arrest of the suspected escapee.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, 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”, Jalige’s statement said.