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Ogun police arrest prison escapee, another for electric cable theft

By Bukky Olajide, Abeokuta
02 August 2022   |   2:42 am
Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a prison escapee, Festus Okoeguare and one Nancinant Paul Joshua for vandalising an electricity cable.

Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a prison escapee, Festus Okoeguare and one Nancinant Paul Joshua for vandalising an electricity cable.

 
The suspects were arrested on June 16, following information received by policemen at Ogbere Divisional Headquarters that the power installation at Hallmark University junction along Sagamu-Benin Expressway had been vandalised by some hoodlums.

The suspects

  
Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ogbere division mobilised his men in conjunction with men of the Amotekun corps and moved to the scene.
 
The Guardian learnt that on sighting the security men, the hoodlums ran into a getaway vehicle they parked, and quickly zoomed off with some cables.
  
Suspects were hotly chased and two amongst them were apprehended.
 
On interrogation, it was discovered that Festus Okoeguare was an escapee from the White House Correctional centre at Sapele road, Benin city.
  
It was further gathered that the escapee was convicted of murder in 2010 and was sentenced to death by hanging.
  
It was during the Endsars protest that the prison was broken into and he escaped.
 Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper profiling and onward transfer to the Correctional centre.