Kuje prison break: Police arrest 60-year-old escapee on transit to kano
A suspected Kuje Maximum prison escapee has been arrested in Kaduna state on his way to Kano state.
Kaduna Police Command spokesman Mohammed Jalige made this known in a statement.
Jalige said the arrested suspect, Ali Shuaibu, aged 60 is an indigene of Kano state. He added that the suspect confessed he was among those who fled from the detention facility when Boko Haram attacked the facility.
“Sequel to 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 BabaUsman psc(+),fdc,NPM the Operatives without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures, responded effectively which has started yielding a positive result with the arrest of a suspected escapee on the 17th July 2022 at about 1930hrs,” Jalige said.
“The suspect one Ali Shuaibu 60yrs of age and an indigene of Kano State was apprehended by the Police Operatives at a location in Kaduna, while on transit to Kano based on active intelligence.
“The suspect on preliminary investigation revealed that he is part of the inmates who escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje medium security correctional center.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command CP Yekini A. Ayoku psc (+), mni 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.”