Ten inmates who escaped from Edo prisons rearrested for robbery and attempted murder

Ten inmates who escaped from Edo prisons rearrested for robbery and attempted murder

The Edo State Police command has rearrested 10 of the inmates who escaped from the Benin Medium Custodial Centre and Oko Medium Custodial Centre, in Benin, the state capital.


Recall that heavily armed hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters stormed the facilities on Monday, October 19, freed at least 1, 993 inmates. and looted their armoury. 


Parading the suspects alongside 116 others on Wednesday, October 28, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumon, said six of the escapees were rearrested for alleged armed robbery while one was arrested for attempting to kill the prosecution witness who testified against him in Court.


He gave the names of the rearrested escapee inmates as Emmanuel Udoh, Friday Etim, Victor Akpotor, Lucky Precious, Osarumen Enoragbon, Patrick Eguavoen, Abraham Matthew, Endurance Ifobuow, Mohammed Adamu and Henry Atadi.


He said Henry Atadi, after escaping from the prison, snatched a Lexus car and was arrested at Okada with the car.


The Commissioner said that Eddy Favour, Patrick Eguavoen and Abraham Mathew stole Lexus saloon car ES 330, with registration number Abuja: KWL 205 AZ, after escaping from prison and sold the car at Igueben, in Igueben local government area of the state.


He added that they were arrested with the buyers after selling the car.


However, speaking with journalists, Atadi, denied stealing the car, claiming that he was only given a lift after they were set free from the prison by hoodlums.


“After we were set free, I didn’t have money to go home. So, as I was waiting for a vehicle, someone gave me a lift but when we get to Okada, police stopped us and the man that carried us suddenly disappeared and I was arrested." said Atadi.


Also paraded were other suspects arrested for looting the Nigeria Customs Service’s warehouse, Central Medical Store’s warehouse, Olam Nigeria PLC Private Warehous, and Blessed Doris-Dey Warehouse along Benin-Agbor Road.


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