One Obehi Ogbeh, an alleged escapee from the White House prison yard in Edo State, Southsouth Nigeria has been re-arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He explained that Ogbeh was arrested in the Agbado area of the state on Tuesday, January 5 after he was reported by residents of the area who saw him walking aimlessly.
According to Oyeyemi, Ogbeh confessed that he relocated to the Agbado area in order to avoid being re-arrested.
“The prisoner was arrested following an information received by policemen at Agbado divisional headquarters that a middle aged man was seen around Angulis area of Agbado and that his look and conduct is suspicious,” he said.
“Upon the information, the DPO Agbado division, CSP Kehinde Kuranga, detailed his detectives to the area where the man was apprehended.”
“He was properly interrogated and confessed to the detectives that he was an inmate of white house prison in Edo State and that he was set free by hoodlums who attacked the prison yard during the Endsars protest,” Oyeyemi stated.
Meanwhile, Edward Ajogun, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further profiling
It was reported that about 2,000 inmates escaped from prison facilities in Edo State on October 19, 2020, when hoodlums invaded the facilities during the ENDSARS protest.