Police Re-arrest Escaped Prisoner In Enugu
Enugu Police PRO Ebere Amaraizu/NAN/Concise

The Enugu State Police Command says it has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.

SP Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in a statement on Thursday said Balogun, who hailed from Edo, was re-arrested on Aug. 21, in Emene, an outskirt of Enugu metropolis.

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He revealed that the suspect, a former inmate of Enugu Prison, had been on the wanted list of the NCS in Enugu State.

“Police operatives of Emene Division in the early hours of Wednesday re-arrested the wanted suspect while attempting to steal shafts from a mechanic workshop located in Emene, along Enugu-Abakiliki Road,’’ the police spokesman said.

Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, has directed for full scale investigations into the alleged nefarious activities of the suspect and to arraign him in court.