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Owerri jail break:Fleeing inmate rearrested after stealing SIMcard in church

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The Lagos State Police Command on 23rd April, 2021, rearrested thirty four year old Oyemachi Maduabuchi who escaped from the Owerri Correctional Centres, Imo State, after the jail break that occurred on 5th April, 2021 at 2am.

The news of the rearrest was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi(CSP).

Adejobi said that the suspect, who fled Owerri that same day, 5th Apri, 2021, moved to Fegge in Onitsha, Anambra State, to meet his mother who later linked him up with his elder sister, Amarachi Maduabuchi of Customs Bus Stop Ijegun Lagos who thereafter invited him to Lagos on 19th April, 2021.

He said that the suspect was kept in the sister’s house where she used to lead him to a church for special deliverance service.

“In the process, after the night vigil on 20th April, 2021, at Bride Assembly Church, Ijesha Area of Lagos State, the suspect allegedly stole the sim and the memory cards of a member (name withheld) of the church before he was evetually arrested and the stolen items recovered from him.” Adejobi said.

The PPRO said that in the course of investigation, it was discovered that the suspect has been standing trial since 2009 for Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Arson.

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The suspect after he was rearrested confessed to the crime while the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for further investigation and necessary action.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos CP has assured the general public that the command will not relent on its efforts in making the state safe and peaceful for all and sundry to live in as all hands are on deck to effectively police Lagos State.

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