No fewer than 110 prison inmates who escaped from the Federal Prison, Ado Ekiti, on December 1, last year during a jailbreak have been re-arrested by the Ekiti state police command.
This was disclosed in a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Albert Adeyemi, on Monday, February 23, 2015.
According to him, the command has mapped out various strategies which will help reduce the rate of crime in the state through constant patrol.
some of the strategies included provision of hotlines to residents, establishment of more pin down/flash points in the remote and developing areas, introduction of foot patrol in remote areas not motorable and constant raids of criminal hideouts.
Lakanu said, “We are determined to tackle crime and criminality headlong in the State. We have put in place many strategies which include ensuring that the residents armed themselves with the numbers of the CP and other personnel to enable quick reach when in distress.
“All these techniques have resulted in various arrests of armed robbers, burglars and other miscreants, the police cells are now overwhelmed by the number of the arrests so far made.
The CP added that the resultant effects of the new efforts gave rise to the high level of arrest of suspected criminals and escapee inmates, as reported by Punch.
He further expressed immense appreciation to the efforts made by the state government and the Inspector General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba especially for donating patrol vans to the command.
The vans, according to him have helped in the fight against theft and other crimes in the state.