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A thirty five year old prision escapee, Eze Obinna has been re-arrested by operatives of the Imo State Police Command.

The news of the rearrest of the prision escapee was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando (SP)

Orlando said that the suspect, a native of Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state was arrested over his involvement in series of kidnap incidents lately.

The PPRO said that operatives while acting on the directives of the Imo State Commissioner of Police, ABUTU YARO(CP) to rid the state of crime and criminality and take the war against violent crime to the den of the hoodlums, as well as rearrest the escapee inmates of the Correctional services stormed Obinze, Owerri West LGA, Imo State, arrested the said Eze Obinna whom has since his escape from the prison, formed another deadly kidnap gang and have been terrorising Owerri and environs.

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Eze Obinna

Orlando recalled that sometime in December 2020, the suspect was arrested by the operatives of the Anti Kidnapping unit, for kidnapping a victim, where he personally transferred the sum of five Million Naira (N5,000,000) from the victims Bank account to his own account, and later collected the sum of four Million Naira (N4,000,000) cash, as ransom from the same victim, while the victims Toyota Venza car is yet to be recovered.

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He said that three AK 47 Rifles with large number of ammunitions were also recovered from the suspect and his gang then.

Orlando said that the suspects were charged to court and remanded in Prison custody but were however set free during the attack on the Correctional services on April 5th,21.

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Meanwhile, CP Yaro has ordered the arrest of all the gang members of the thirty five year old re-arrested prison escapee as well as mope up their operational arms.

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