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Imo jailbreak: Fleeing inmate re-arrested for stealing SIM card in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has rearrested one Oyemachi Maduabuchi who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centre in Imo state.

The Police Spokesperson in Lagos, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement said Maduabuchi, who escaped after a jailbreak on April 5, was re-arrested on April 23, in Lagos.

According to Adejobi, Maduabuchi fled Owerri the same day and moved to his village, Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra, to meet his mother who later linked him up with his elder sister, Amarachi of Customs Bus Stop Ijegun Lagos.

He said that the said sister later invited him to Lagos on April 19.

“The suspect was kept in the sister’s house where she used to lead him to church for special deliverance service.

“In the process, after the night vigil on April 20, at Bride Assembly Church, Ijesha Area of Lagos State, the suspect allegedly stole the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) and the memory cards of a member of the church.

“He was eventually arrested and the stolen items recovered from him.

“In the course of the police investigation, it was revealed that the suspect has been standing trial since 2009 for Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Arson before Justice Nna Amadi of Mgbidi High Court 1, in Imo,” he said.

The Police spokesman said Maduabuchi had confessed to the crime while Lagos State Commissioner of Police,  Hakeem Odumosu had directed that he be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for further investigation and necessary action.

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