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 Kaduna State command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the re-arrest of a 60-year-old suspected Kuje prison escapee identified as Ali Shuaibu.
A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige said that Shuaibu was arrested on his way to Kano State.
The police spokesperson explained that the arrested suspect who is an indigene of Kano State confessed that he was among over 800 inmates who escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja when terrorists attacked the facility.
The statement said that “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, 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.
“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 centre.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, 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.”