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Kuje jailbreak: NDLEA arrests wanted terror suspect with drug in Abuja

By Bertram Nwannekanma
12 July 2022   |   3:37 am
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday, arrested one of the wanted terror suspects who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kuje...

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), yesterday, arrested one of the wanted terror suspects who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kuje, following an attack on the facility by insurgents last week in Abuja.

  
Spokesperson for the Agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, yesterday, said the fleeing terror suspect, Suleiman Sidi, was arrested in the early hours of July 11 at Area 1 Motor park, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno State. When he was searched, three wraps of Cannabis sativa were found on him.
    
During preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confirmed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for terrorism and robbery charges, adding that he was indeed one of the inmates,  who escaped from the facility last Tuesday.

MEANWHILE, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd), has commended the officers and men of the FCT Command of the Agency for the arrest and their vigilance.
   
He directed that the wanted suspect should be immediately handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).