Two armed robbers suspected to be part of the inmates who escaped from Owerri Correctional Center have been re-arrested by police operatives in Imo State.
The news of their arrest was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the state, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando (SP)
Orlando said that operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Nekede/Ihiagwa, on Tuesday, acting on a report of armed robbery stormed a criminal hideout at Eziobodo, Owerri West LGA and got two suspects arrested
The suspects according to the PPRO are twenty year old Godwin Danladi and Bamaiyi Gada.
He said that one AK47 rifle, two magazines, two live ammunitions, one military camouflage and some other military accountrements were recovered from them at the point of arrest.
The suspects according to Orlando have confessed to be part of the armed robbery gang that have been terrorising Nekede and environs.
The PPRO said that the apprehended bandits are strongly believed to be part of the prison inmates that escaped from the Correctional Service last month, he said that efforts are ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.