Two Owerri Prison inmates arrested with AK47 rifle
Two suspected inmates believed to be among the escapees that eloped during the jailbreak in the Owerri Correctional Center last month have been arrested by the police.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that over 1,800 inmates escaped when “unknown gunmen” attacked the Owerri Correctional facility last month.
The Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwo, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri.
The suspected inmates were reportedly arrested at their hideout at Eziobodo, Owerri West Local Government Area in Imo State, with an AK47 rifle, military Camouflage among other exhibits.
“On the 11/05/21, operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Nekede/Ihiagwa, acting on a report of Armed robbery stormed a criminal hideout at Eziobodo, Owerri West LGA, and arrested the following:-Godwin Danladi “M” 20 yrs old, Bamaiyi Gada “M” yrs old.
“At the point of arrest, one AK47 rifle, two magazines, two live ammunition, one Military Camouflage and some other Military Accoutrements were recovered from them. They confessed to being part of the Armed Robbery gang that has been terrorising Nekede and environs.
“They are strongly believed to be part of the prison inmates that escaped from the Correctional Service on the 5/04/21. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other members of the gang,” Police said.