Police arrest two fleeing Kuje prison inmates in Adamawa

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Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested one Atiku Ibrahim, 37, and Adamu Ibrahim, 40, who were among the inmates that escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre in July 2022.

Atiku and Ibrahim were awaiting trial in Kuje Correctional Centre in a case of arms dealing and unlawful possession of firearms before their escape in 2022.

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Spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement on Monday, said they were arrested on Friday, May 19, by a Police Crack Squad for cattle rustling and other nefarious activities.

“The escaped suspects were arrested for cattle rustling and other nefarious activities.

“During interrogation, they confessed to having been in Kuje Correctional custody since 2021, following allegations of arms dealing against them. They also confessed to having escaped to Adamawa, until their arrest.

“They further stated that they were awaiting trial in Kuje in a case of arms dealing and unlawful possession of firearms,” he said. Nguroje said the Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, directed that the escapees be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Adamawa Command.