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Police arrest 60-year-old Kuje prison escapee on transit to Kano

By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
19 July 2022   |   3:22 am
Operatives of Kaduna State Police Command have arrested suspected Kuje Maximum prison escapee on his way to Kano State.

Operatives of Kaduna State Police Command have arrested suspected Kuje Maximum prison escapee on his way to Kano State.

Spokesperson for the Command, Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement, yesterday, said the suspect, Ali Shuaibu, 60, is an indigene of Kano State.

He said the suspect confessed that he was among those who fled the facility when insurgents launched an attack on it recently.

He said: “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 Baba Usman;

“The operatives without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures, responded effectively, which has started yielding positive results with the arrest of a suspected escapee on July 17 at about 1930hrs.

“The suspect, one Ali Shuaibu, 60, an indigene of Kano State was apprehended by operatives at a location in Kaduna, while on transit to Kano based on 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 centre.

“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, Yekini 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 parts of the state.”