Thursday, 12 February 2015

Runaway Prisoners Re-arrested For Robbery In Ekiti State

THE police in Ekiti State have re-arrested two of the inmates of Ado Ekiti prisons, who escaped during an attack on the facility on November 30, 2014.

The prison break benefactors, Sunday Adegboye and Kayode Ajimoko, were arrested by the Ekiti State police command in connection with a fresh case of robbery.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, disclosed this on Wednesday, while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters, during the parade of the suspects.

One of the prison escapees, Adegboye, allegedly attempted to rob one Akingbinsola Feyi, a resident of Ori Apata area of Ado Ekiti on December 5, at about 10.25 p.m.

The runaway prisoner led three other robbery suspects, who were armed with cutlasses, to the scene of the incident, where they attacked people who were cooking in preparation for a wedding ceremony.

Another prison escapee, Ajimoko, was arrested after leading a gang of four on a robbery operation at Olokemeji area of Ado Ekiti on January 20.

Lakanu explained that almost 40 robbery suspects recently apprehended are now in the custody of the police, expressing dismay with the congestion of the cells where the suspects were being kept.

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